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Summary Information About Ağrı

The Ağrı Province is a province in eastern Turkey, bordering Iran to the east, Kars to the north, Erzurum to the northwest, Muş and Bitlis to the southwest, Van to the south, and Iğdır to the northeast. It has an area of 11,376 km² and a population of 535,435 as of 2020. The provincial capital is Ağrı, situated on a 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) high plateau. Doğubayazıt was the capital of the province until 1946.

The province is considered part of Western Armenia by Armenians and was part of the ancient province of Ayrarat  of Kingdom of Armenia. Before the Armenian genocide, modern Ağri Province was part of the six Armenian vilayets. The province is considered part of Turkish Kurdistan and has a Kurdish majority.

Population

524644

Area

11376.00 km 2

Location

Districts

7

Municipalities

12

Towns

4

Villages

564

History of Ağrı

The plateau of Ağrı was controlled by the Kingdom of Urartu until its transition to the Kingdom of Armenia. The area was coveted by many as a gateway between east and west. It was conquered numerous times by Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Georgians, Mongols, Persians, and finally by the Seljuq and Ottoman Turks.

 

The first Muslims in the area were the Abbasids in 872. The Turkish tribes began to pass through in huge numbers following the defeat of the Byzantine armies at Malazgirt in 1071, sometimes pursued by Mongols. The land was brought into the Ottoman Empire by Sultan Selim I following the Battle of Chaldiran. The region was part of the Erzurum Vilayet during the Ottoman Empire.

 

In the late 1920s, in an attempt to curb the Ararat rebellion, the province was included into the First Inspectorate-General comprising the provinces of Mardin, Diyarbakır, Van, Elazıĝ, Bitlis, Hakkari, Şanlıurfa and Siirt.

 

In September 1935 the province was transferred into the third Inspectorate General (Umumi Müfettişlik, UM). The third UM span over the provinces of Erzurum, Artvin, Rize, Trabzon, Kars Gümüşhane, Erzincan and Ağrı. It was governed by a Inspector General seated in the city of Erzurum. The Inspectorate General was dissolved in 1952 during the Government of the Democrat Party.

Districts of Ağrı

  • Diyadin
  • Doğubayazıt
  • Eleşkirt
  • Hamur
  • Patnos
  • Taşlıçay
  • Tutak

Point of Interests in Ağrı

Ağrı is named after the nearby Mount Ararat, a 5,137 metres (16,854 ft) high stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Turkey and a national symbol to Armenians (see Western Armenia). It can be climbed from here and can be seen from parts of Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, and Armenia. The nearest town to the mountain is Doğubayazıt.

 

46% of the province is mountainous, 29% is plain, 18% is plateau, and 7% high meadow. The plains are fertile, being covered in volcanic deposits, and are used for growing grains and grazing. Various tributaries of the Murat River (which later feeds the Euphrates) flow through the area and water these plains. The high meadows are used for grazing.

 

The weather here is very cold (temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F) in winter) and the mountainsides are mainly bare. There are a number of important passes and routes through the mountains.

Let's see the cuisine of Ağrı

  • Abdigor Meatball
  • Gosteberg Meat
  • Haşıl
  • Hengel
  • Erişte
  • Kuymak
  • Pişi (Bişi) Erdek
  • Ayranaşı

For more information about Ağrı

https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/agri/gezilecekyer

 

For more information, you may visit the official government website of Ağrı

http://www.agri.gov.tr/

 

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