Bingöl Province (Turkish: Bingöl ili; Kurdish: Parêzgeha Bîngolê, Zazaki: Çewlîg, Northern Kurdish: Çewlîg; Armenian: Ճապաղջուր Chapaghjur) is a province of Turkey in Eastern Anatolia. The province was created in 1946 out of parts of Elazığ and Erzincan. The new province was known as Çapakçur Province until 1950. Its neighbouring provinces are Tunceli, Erzurum, Muş, Diyarbakır, Erzincan and Elazığ. The province covers an area of 8,125 km2 and has a population of 255,170. The main spoken languages are Turkish and Zazaki/Kurdish. The capital is Bingöl. The majority of the province's population is Kurdish.
Location of Bingöl Province in Turkey
|Region||Central East Anatolia|
|• Electoral district||Bingöl|
|• Total||8,125 km2 (3,137 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (90/sq mi)|
Bingöl province is divided into 8 districts (capital district in bold):
The 1949 Karlıova earthquake occurred at 18:44 UTC on 17 August with an epicenter near Karlıova in Bingöl Province, Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. It had an estimated magnitude of 6.7, a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale, and caused 320 casualties.2003 Bingöl earthquake
The 2003 Bingöl earthquake hit eastern Turkey with a moment magnitude of 6.4 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent) on 1 May at 03:27 local time. The epicenter of this strike-slip earthquake was in Bingöl Province, 15 km north of Bingöl. At least 177 people were killed, and 625 buildings collapsed or suffered heavy damage in the affected region. Eighty-four of the fatalities occurred when a dormitory block collapsed in a boarding school in Celtiksuyu.Avnik mine
The Avnik mine is a large iron ore mine in Bingöl Province, eastern Turkey, 728 km (452 mi) east of the capital, Ankara.
Avnik represents the largest iron reserve in Turkey having estimated reserves of 104 million tonnes of ore grading 42% iron. The 104 million tonnes of ore contains 43.7 million tonnes of iron metal.Bingöl
Bingöl (Armenian: Ճապաղջուր Chapaghjur, Zazaki: Çewlîg, Kurmanji Kurdish: Çewlîg) is a city in Eastern Turkey. It is surrounded by mountains and a large number of glacier lakes, hence the name (Turkish for a thousand lakes). Lately, the town has become a popular tourist destination. According to 2017 estimates, it has a population of over 111.000 .Bingöl is the capital of Bingöl Province, one of the 81 provinces of Turkey.
On May 1, 2003 the whole area suffered from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, leaving 177 dead and 520 injured. On 8 March 2010, the area suffered another earthquake, of magnitude 5.9, with its epicenter in Elâzığ Province, 45 km (28 mi) west of Bingöl.Bingöl (electoral district)
Bingöl is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects three members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.Bingöl Airport
Cewlik Bingöl Airport (IATA: BGG, ICAO: LTCU) is an airport located 20 km away from the South-East of the city of Bingöl, in the Bingöl Province of Turkey. Opened to public/civil air traffic on 01 April 2015.Bingöl University
Bingöl University (Turkish:Bingöl Üniversitesi) is a university located in Bingöl, Turkey. It was established in 2007.Erzurum Eyalet
The Erzurum Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت ارضروم; Eyālet-i Erżurūm) was an eyalet of the Ottoman Empire. It was established after the conquest of Western Armenia by the Ottoman Empire. Its reported area in the 19th century was 11,463 square miles (29,690 km2).Gayt Dam
Gayt Dam is a dam in the eastern part of Turkey. The dam spans the Gayt River (Gayt Çayı), a right-bank tributary of the Eastern Euphrates (Murat River). The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.Genç, Bingöl
Genç (Kurdish: Dara Hênî), is a town and district of Bingöl Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The mayor is Mehmet Hadi Topraktan (AKP).Governor of Bingöl
The Governor of Bingöl (Turkish: Bingöl Valiliği) is the bureaucratic state official responsible for both national government and state affairs in the Province of Bingöl. Similar to the Governors of the 80 other Provinces of Turkey, the Governor of Bingöl is appointed by the Government of Turkey and is responsible for the implementation of government legislation within Bingöl. The Governor is also the most senior commander of both the Bingöl provincial police force and the Bingöl Gendarmerie.Gülbahar Dam
Gülbahar Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.Kiğı
Kiğı (Kurdish: Gêxî, Armenian: Քղի Kʿġi) is a town and district of Bingöl Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The mayor is Yılmaz Gündüz (CHP). The district has a population of 3.188 out of which 1.604 live in the town of Kiğı.
Historically this area was ruled by different Armenian, Byzantine, Kurdish and Turkic dynasties. The town became part of the Ottoman Empire in the early 16th century. There were battles in this area between the Russians and Ottomans during World War I. During the Middle Ages, Kiğı had been a mint town of the Ilkhanids. Historically a nearby iron mine was used but mining stopped in 1820. The main sights in the town are the citadel, the mosque built in 1401/02 and commissioned by Pir Ali son of the Aq Qoyunlu Kutlu. But the present structure is largely a restoration from later times. The medieval Muslim tomb and bathhouse of Yazıcızadeler and the ruins of a church. The current location of the town was moved here after a Safavid raid in the 16th century, the old site was near the citadel. Five 3rd class passengers on board of RMS Titanic came from this town, surviving only one.Kığı Dam
Kığı Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Peri River (a tributary of the Euphrates) in Bingöl Province, Turkey. Its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation and is the first dam in the Peri River cascade, serving as the headwaters. Construction began in 1998 and is backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. When commissioned, it will support a 180 MW power station. Water from the reservoir will be diverted to an underground power station downstream via an 8.5 km (5.3 mi) long tunnel. In August 2015, suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party militants set fire to three cement trucks associated with the dam construction site. In January 2016, the dam was completed and the reservoir began to impound water.List of populated places in Bingöl Province
Below is the list of populated places in Bingöl Province, Turkey by the districts. First name in each district is the capital of the ilçe (district).Lower Kaleköy Dam
The Lower Kaleköy Dam, also known as the Aşağı Kaleköy Dam, is a gravity dam planned on the Murat River in Genç district of Bingöl Province, eastern Turkey. Its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation and it will support a 500 MW hydroelectric power station. The 115 m (377 ft) tall dam will withhold a reservoir of 516,500,000 m3 (418,700 acre⋅ft). It is owned by Kalehan Energy Generation.Upper Kaleköy Dam
The Upper Kaleköy Dam, also known as the Yukarı Kaleköy Dam, is a gravity dam currently under construction on the Murat River near the town of Kale in Solhan district of Bingöl Province, eastern Turkey. Construction on the dam began in 2012 and it is expected to be completed in 2018. It is one of six major dams planned for the river. Its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation and it will support a 636.6 MW hydroelectric power station. The 150 m (490 ft) tall dam will withhold a reservoir of 783,800,000 m3 (635,400 acre⋅ft). It is owned by Kalehan Energy Generation.Yedisu Dam
The Yedisu Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Peri River (a tributary of the Euphrates), in Kiğı district of Bingöl Province, Turkey. Its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation and is the second dam in the Peri River cascade. Construction on the dam began in 2009 and its power station was commissioned in 2011. The entire project was inaugurated in 2012. It is owned and operated by Özaltın Energy.Özlüce Dam
Özlüce Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Peri River (a tributary of the Euphrates), located 10 km (6 mi) south of Yayladere in Bingöl Province, Turkey. Its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation and is the third dam in the Peri River cascade. Constructed between 1992 and 2000, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.
Bingöl Province of Turkey
Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.
Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.