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City Of Ağrı


 

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Ağrı , located on a 1650 meter high plateau, named after the majestic mountain that can be seen from the city centre. Ağrı is a gateway of east where you can have an overall view of Türkiye from the highest point. Ağrı hosted various nations and civilisations throughout history. It is one of the important tourism centres of the east with suitable tracks of the legendary mountain for mountain climbing and trekking in summers, skiing in winters.

History

Located at the east edge of Türkiye, Ağrı became a settlement begining from the ancient times and a stage for various civilisations . Being a part of Anatolia and a cradle of various rich and advanced civilizations, the history of Ağrı can be traced to 18th century BC. Hurris are one of the oldest civilisations settled in Ağrı. In the middle of the 7th century the dominance of the province had passed to Arabs. When Seljuk Turks entered in to Anatolia, the province was dependent to Byzantines yet it was dominated by Seljuk Turks in 1054.The province that was once a sanjak before the period of Republic was named as Doğu Bayazıt .It was taken to Karaköse in 1927 and finally called as Ağrı in 1938.

Geography

Ağrı is surrounded by Kars and Iğdır at the north, Erzurum and Muş at the west, Bitlis and Van at south, and Iran border at east. Most of the territory of Ağrı is mountainous and undulate.The mountains of Ağrı strech in series. Rich, grassy plants cover the surface of the province. Grasses refresh at spring and extinct at fall because of the cold weather. Winters are cold whereas summers are dry and hot.

How to Get

The road and airway arrivals are available. Airport is 7 kilometre from the city centre. 

Chough Station : (+90-472) 212 09 63 
Airport : (+90-472) 216 04 02 – 216 04 01

Where to Eat

Because of the great amount of stockbreeding in the region there is a considerable consuption of meat and animal products. There are fish and local restaurants around the cute Balık gölü (fish lake) .

Contact Information

Provincial Cultural Directorate
Tel: (472) 213 76 00-01
Fax: (472) 215 39 18

Governorship : (+90-472) 215 77 66
Municipality : (+90-472) 215 10 23
Hospital : (+90-472) 215 30 96
Police : (+90-472) 215 28 93
Gendarme : (+90-472) 213 71 83
Provincial Directorate : (+90-472) 215 37 30
Tourism Information Office : (+90-472) 321 20 09
Provincial Culture Directorate : (+90-472) 213 76 00

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