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Horasan is a town and district of Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The mayor is Abdulkadir Aydın (SP).

Horasan
Horasan is located in Turkey
Horasan
Horasan
Coordinates: 40°02′23″N 42°10′16″E / 40.03972°N 42.17111°E / 40.03972; 42.17111Coordinates: 40°02′23″N 42°10′16″E / 40.03972°N 42.17111°E / 40.03972; 42.17111
Country Turkey
ProvinceErzurum
Government
 • MayorAbdulkadir Aydın (SP)
 • KaymakamMahmut Ağbal
Area
 • District1,662.12 km2 (641.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
18,246
 • District
43,063
 • District density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Post code
25800
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.horasan.bel.tr
Map showing the position of Horosan on the eastern frontier of Erzurum Province.

In 2008 the population of the town was 17,661 while that of the Horasan district was 43,852.

Horasan is located on the east of Erzurum Province, and borders the provinces of Ağrı and Kars.

EtymologyEdit

Horasan is also one of the spellings of the Khorasan (or Greater Khorasan), which is a region in north east Persia with historical importance, and it is also the source of the name of the town as the first settlers of the town migrated from this region.

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.