Bingöl Province

Bingöl Province

Bingöl ili
Location of Bingöl Province in Turkey
Location of Bingöl Province in Turkey
RegionCentral East Anatolia
 • Electoral districtBingöl
 • Total8,125 km2 (3,137 sq mi)
 • Total269,560
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Area code(s)0426
Vehicle registration12

Bingöl Province (Turkish: Bingöl ili; Kurdish: Parêzgeha Bîngolê‎, Zazaki: Çewlîg, Northern Kurdish: Çewlîg; Armenian: Ճապաղջուր Chapaghjur) is a province of Turkey in Eastern Anatolia. The province was created in 1946 out of parts of Elazığ and Erzincan. The new province was known as Çapakçur Province until 1950. Its neighbouring provinces are Tunceli, Erzurum, Muş, Diyarbakır, Erzincan and Elazığ. The province covers an area of 8,125 km² and has a population of 255,170. The main spoken languages are Turkish and Zazaki/Kurdish. The capital is Bingöl. The majority of the province's population is Kurdish.[2]


Bingöl province is divided into 8 districts (capital district in bold):


  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Watts, Nicole F. (2010). Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey (Studies in Modernity and National Identity). Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-295-99050-7.

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Coordinates: 39°02′28″N 40°40′33″E / 39.04111°N 40.67583°E / 39.04111; 40.67583