Arpaçay

Arpaçay is a town and a district of Kars Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The population is 2,503 as of 2010. The mayor is Erçetin Altay (AKP).

Arpaçay
Զարիշատ • Zaruşat
Arpaçay is located in Turkey
Arpaçay
Arpaçay
Coordinates: 40°50′54″N 43°19′54″E / 40.84833°N 43.33167°E / 40.84833; 43.33167Coordinates: 40°50′54″N 43°19′54″E / 40.84833°N 43.33167°E / 40.84833; 43.33167
CountryTurkey
ProvinceKars
Government
 • MayorErçetin Altay (AKP)
 • KaymakamMurat Demirci
Area
 • District1,285.19 km2 (496.21 sq mi)
Elevation
1,675 m (5,495 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
2,956
 • District
19,724
 • District density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Post code
36730
Websitewww.arpacay.bel.tr

Azerbaijanis and their subgroups of Terekemes and Karapapaks make up the majority in the town.[3]

NamesEdit

While the Turkish and Azerbaijani names of the town are Arpaçay, it was called Zaruşat until it was officially renamed in 1922.

The town's names in other languages are as follows:

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ "Arpaçay yerleşimleri". nisanyanmap.com. NişanyanYeradları. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 534.