Palu (Kurdish: Palo‎,[3] Armenian: Բալու/Palou; formerly Romanopolis in Greek) is a town and district of Elazığ Province of Turkey. The current mayor is Efrayim Ünalan (AKP).[4] It has a population of 8,652. The town historically had a significant Armenian population, which was exterminated during the genocide of 1915.[5] Notable residents include Katherine Magarian (1906–2001), a genocide survivor born in Baghin, Palou.[6]

Palu
Palu is located in Turkey
Palu
Palu
Coordinates: 38°42′14″N 39°57′04″E / 38.70389°N 39.95111°E / 38.70389; 39.95111Coordinates: 38°42′14″N 39°57′04″E / 38.70389°N 39.95111°E / 38.70389; 39.95111
Country Turkey
ProvinceElazığ
Government
 • MayorEfrayim Ünalan (AKP)
 • KaymakamMustafa Demir
Area
 • District837.10 km2 (323.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
9,187
 • District
20,377
 • District density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Post code
23500
ClimateCsa
Websitewww.palu.bel.tr

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. ^ adem Avcıkıran (2009). Kürtçe Anamnez Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Turkish and Kurdish). p. 56. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ Şafak, Yeni (2019-06-11). "Elazığ Palu Seçim Sonuçları – Palu Yerel Seçim Sonuçları". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  5. ^ Üngör, Uğur Ümit (2012). The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950. Oxford University Press. p. 81. ISBN 9780199655229.
  6. ^ "Armenian Genocide: Katherine Magarian's Story". cilicia.com.