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East Anatolia Region

East Anatolia Region

East Anatolia Region (Turkish: Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi) encompasses the eastern provinces of Turkey, and it is one of the 7 non-administrative sub-division used for census purposes.
Name was given to this region at First Geopgraphy Congress, 1941.
It has the biggest average altitude, biggest area and lowest population density among other regions of Turkey 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... This article is about the year. ...


Location and borders

East Anatolia Region is located at the eastern most part of Anatolia,Turkey. It is bounded by; Central Anatolia Region at west, Black Sea Region at north, Southeast Anatolia Region and Iraq at south and; Iran, Nakhichevan and Armenia at east. Anatolia lies east of the Bosphorus, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Anatolia is a peninsula of Western Asia which forms the greater part of the Asian portion of Turkey, as opposed to the European portion (Thrace, or traditionally Rumelia). ... Central Anatolia Region Central Anatolia Region (İç Anadolu Bölgesi) // Central Anatolia Region Aksaray Province Ankara Province Çankiri Province Eskişehir Province Karaman Province Kayseri Province Kirikkale Province Kırşehir Province Konya Province Nevşehir Province Niğde Province Sivas Province Yozgat Province Provinces of Turkey Category: ... Black Sea Region // Black Sea Region Amasya Province Artvin Province Bartin Province Bayburt Province Bolu Province Çorum Province Düzce Province Giresun Province Gümüşhane Province Karabük Province Kastamonu Province Ordu Province Rize Province Samsun Province Sinop Province Tokat Province Trabzon Province Zonguldak Province Provinces of Turkey Category... Southeastern Anatolia Region Southeastern Anatolia Region (Turkish: Güneydoğu Anadolu Bölgesi) // Southeastern Anatolia Region Adiyaman Province Batman Province Diyarbakir Province Gaziantep Province Kilis Province Mardin Province Şanlıurfa Province Siirt Province Şırnak Province Provinces of Turkey Category: ... Momine Khatun Mausoleum in Nakhichevan. ...

Area of the region is 171.061 km² which is the 21% of total area of Turkey


East Anatolia Region
East Anatolia Region

Ağrı is a border province in eastern Turkey, bordering Iran to the east, Kars to the North, Erzurum to the Northeast, Muş and Bitlis to the Southeast, Van to the south, and Iğdır to the northeast. ... shows the Location of the Province Ardahan Ardahan is a province in the northwestern-most corner of Turkey, along part of the border with Georgia. ... Map showing the location of Bingöl Province Bingöl is a province of Turkey in Eastern Anatolia. ... shows the Location of the Province Bitlis Bitlis is a province of Turkey. ... Location of Elazığ Province Elazığ Province is a province of Turkey with its seat in the city of Elazığ. This province is also the source of the Euphrates river. ... Erzincan Province is a province on the Eastern region of Anatolia, and home to Erzincan, a city which was destroyed and rebuilt after a 7. ... shows the Location of the Province Erzurum Erzurum (or Erzerum, Arzen in antiquity, Karin in ancient Armenian, Theodosiupolis or Theodosiopolis during Byzantine rule) is one of the Provinces of Turkey, in the Eastern Anatolia Region, to the east of the country. ... shows the Location of the Province Hakkari Hakkari is a province in southernmost Turkey, located at the juncture of Iraq and Iran. ... shows the Location of the Province Iğdır Igdir is a province in eastern Turkey, located along the border with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran. ... Kars is a province of Turkey, and is located in the northeastern part of the country, next to the border with Armenia. ... Malatya Province is a province in Anatolia (Turkey). ... Shows the Location of the Province Muş Muş (alternative transliteration: Mush) is a province in eastern Turkey. ... Shows the Location of the Province Tunceli Tunceli is a province in eastern Turkey. ... Shows the Location of the Province Van Van is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border. ...


Total population is 6,100,000 (2000 census). Rural population is higher than urban population. Migration level (to the other regions, especially to Marmara Region) is high and population density (35 person/km²) is lover than Turkey average(85 person/km²).


Average altitude is 2200 m. Major geographic shapes are, plains, platos and massifs.There are some volcanic activities today.

  • Massifs and mountains;
    • There are three massif lines in the diraction of north-south;
      • At north;Çimen Dağı, Kop Dağıand Yalnızçam mountains;
      • At middle;Munzur, Karasu Dağı, Aras Dağı mountains
      • At south;Southeast Tauros, Bitlis, Hakkari, and Buzul mountains.
    • Also,volcanic mountains; Nemrut, Süphan, Tendürek and Ağrı are in the region.
  • Platos and plains;Biggest plato in the region is, Erzurum-Kars Plato.
  • Lakes;
    • Van Gölü,is the biggest lake of Turkey.
    • Hazar,
    • Balık,
    • Bulanık,
    • Nazik,
    • Çıldır,
    • Erçek
  • Rivers;

Bitlis is a city in Turkey, capital of Bitlis Province. ... Hakkâri, formerly Çölemerik, is the capital city of the Hakkâri il, Turkey. ... Nemrut may refer to: Nemrut (mountain), a mountain in eastern Anatolia Nemrut (volcano), a volcano in eastern Anatolia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Malatya is a city in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Malatya Province. ... Elazığ is a city in the Elazığ Province of eastern Turkey and the seat of the province. ... shows the Location of the Province Bingöl Bingöl (Turkish for: a thousand lakes) is a town in the Anatolia region of Turkey. ... Shows the Location of the Province MuÅŸ MuÅŸ (alternative transliteration: Mush) is a province in eastern Turkey. ... Shows the Location of the Province Van Van is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border. ... Lake Van from space, September 1996 Lake Van Landsat photo Lake Van (Turkish: Van Gölü, in Armenian: ÕŽÕ¡Õ¶Õ¡ Õ¬Õ«Õ³) is the largest lake in Turkey, located in the far east of the country. ... Çıldır is a district of Ardahan Province of Turkey. ... Fırat is a district of Malatya Province of Turkey. ... Dicle is a district of Diyarbakır Province, Turkey. ... Aras may refer to: Aras Free Zone, an industrial Zone situated in north-west of Iran, adjacent to Autonomous Rep. ... Kura (Georgian Mtkvari, Azerbaijani Kür) is a river in the Caucasus Mountains. ... Look up Zap in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Climate and Nature

  • Since the region is far to seas, and has high altitude; it has a long winter and short summer periods.

Winter period is cold and snowy, summer period is cool in high lands and hot in low lands. Region has lowest temperature in Turkey.(-25°C) Summer average is about 20°C. Annual temperature difference is highest in Turkey. However, some areas in the region has different microclimates. As an example Iğdır(near Ağrı mountain has a very warm climate. shows the Location of the Province IÄŸdır Igdir is a province in eastern Turkey, located along the border with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran. ... For other meanings of Ararat, see Ararat (disambiguation) Mount Ararat (Turkish Ağrı; Armenian Արարատ; Persian آرارات; Hebrew אררט, Standard Hebrew Ararat, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĂrārāṭ), the tallest peak in...

  • Region has the 11% percent of total foresty area of Turkey(Fifth in rank).Oak and yellowpine trees has majority in forests.
  • Platos and plains are meadowy places.
  • Region has a plentifull of endemic plants and animals.

Agriculture and stockbreeding


Region has a big Hydroelectric potential.



See also

Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ...

External links


Regions of Turkey
Census-defined regions of Turkey Flag of Turkey
Aegean Region | Black Sea Region |Central Anatolia Region |East Anatolia Region |Marmara Region |Mediterranean Region |Southeastern Anatolia Region



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