Yayladere

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Yayladere / XolXol
Yayladere town
Yayladere town
Yayladere / XolXol is located in Turkey
Yayladere / XolXol
Yayladere / XolXol
Coordinates: 39°13′28″N 40°04′21″E / 39.22444°N 40.07250°E / 39.22444; 40.07250Coordinates: 39°13′28″N 40°04′21″E / 39.22444°N 40.07250°E / 39.22444; 40.07250
Country Turkey
Province Bingöl
Government
 • Mayor Sabri Akyürek (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Adem Ergül
Area[1]
 • District 429.74 km2 (165.92 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 1,249
 • District 2,019
 • District density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Post code 12500
Website www.yayladere.bel.tr

Yayladere (Old name: Armenian -'Holhol /Xolxol) is a town and county of Bingöl Province in the Eastern Anatolia Region, it had previously been a sancak (district) of the province of Dersim. The county has an area of 430 km ² and is bordered on the west by Tunceli and Elazığ to the south. The Peri River forms the natural border to Elazig. The area is about 1,600 m above sea level. The mountains up to 2,800 m high. The two largest are the Sülbüs / Selbuz ( 2,884 m) and Sultan Mehmet / Taru. The local population is Kurdish with previous Armenian communities. The mayor is Sabri Akyürek (CHP). The district has twenty-six villages and eighty hamlets, most of the population are Alevi muslims, however in recent decades there has been a shift towards sunni Islam. There are 2,000 people living in the district as per 2007 estimates. It is known for its goat dishes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.