Muş Province (Turkish: Muş ili, Armenian: Մուշի մարզ, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Mûşê) is a province in eastern Turkey. It is 8,196 km2 in area and has a population of 406,886 according to a 2010 estimate, down from 453,654 in 2000. The provincial capital is the city of Muş. Another town in Muş province, Malazgirt (Manzikert), is famous for the Battle of Manzikert of 1071.
|Region||Central East Anatolia|
|• Electoral district||Muş|
|• Governor||İlker Gündüzöz|
|• Total||8,196 km2 (3,164 sq mi)|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
The province is considered part of Western Armenia by Armenians. Before Armenian genocide, the area was part of the Six Armenian Vilayets. The province is considered part of Turkish Kurdistan and has a Kurdish majority. İlker Gündüzöz was appointed Governor of the province by the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in October 2018.
Muş province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):
Historically, Muş was known for producing wheat. The province also grew madder, but locals retained it, using it for dye. The area also had salt mines. As of 1920, the region had so much salt that it was said to have enough to supply Europe and Asia.
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