Muş Province


Muş Province
Muş Province
Muş ili
—  Province of Turkey  —
Location of Muş Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Eastern Anatolia
Capital Muş
Area
 – Total 8,196 km2 (3,164.5 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 – Total 406,886
 – Density 49.6/km2 (128.6/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0436
Vehicle registration 49
Website muş.gov.tr

Muş Province (Turkish: Muş ili ) is a province in eastern Turkey. It is 8,196 km² in area, and has a population of 406,886 (2010 est). The population was 453,654 in 2000. The provincial capital is the city of Muş (Armenian: Մուշ, Kurdish: Mûs). Another town in Muş province, Malazgirt (Manzikert), is famous for the Battle of Manzikert of 1071.

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Districts

Muş province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):

Historical sites

Among the historical sites of the Mush province are two of the holiest Armenian sites:

  • the Saint Karapet Monastery, which was founded in the 4th century by Saint Gregory the Illuminator and kept the relices of Saint John the Baptist. It was destroyed to its foundations by the Turkish army after the Armenian Genocide.
  • the Holy Apostles Monastery, a medieval monastery housing the relics of two of the Apostles near the town of Mush (also destroyed after 1915)

External links

Notes

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

Coordinates: 39°00′02″N 41°49′38″E / 39.00056°N 41.82722°E / 39.00056; 41.82722



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