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Bitlis Province is a province of eastern Turkey
Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

, located to the west of Lake Van
Lake Van
Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey, located in the far east of the country in Van district. It is a saline and soda lake, receiving water from numerous small streams that descend from the surrounding mountains. Lake Van is one of the world's largest endorheic lakes . The original outlet from...

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History


Bitlis was formed as an administrative district in the 17th Century. The administrative center was the town of Bitlis
Bitlis
Bitlis is a town in eastern Turkey and the capital of Bitlis Province. The town is located at an elevation of 1,400 metres, 15 km from Lake Van, in the steep-sided valley of the Bitlis River, a tributary of the Tigris. The local economy is mainly based on agricultural products which include...

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Armenian language
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: Բիթլիս), which was called Baghesh.

Districts


Bitlis Province is divided into 7 districts
Districts of Turkey
The 81 provinces of Turkey are divided into 957 districts . In the early Turkish Republic and in the Ottoman Empire, the corresponding unit was the kaza....

 (the capital district is in bold):
  • Adilcevaz
    Adilcevaz
    Adilcevaz is a small town and district capital of the same-named district within Bitlis Province of Turkey. The mayor is Adnan Göksoy .- External links :*...

  • Ahlat
    Ahlat
    Ahlat is a historic town and a district in Turkey's Bitlis Province in Eastern Anatolia Region. The center town of Ahlat is situated on the northwestern coast of the Lake Van. She was the district in Van Province between 1929-1936...

  • Bitlis
    Bitlis
    Bitlis is a town in eastern Turkey and the capital of Bitlis Province. The town is located at an elevation of 1,400 metres, 15 km from Lake Van, in the steep-sided valley of the Bitlis River, a tributary of the Tigris. The local economy is mainly based on agricultural products which include...

  • Güroymak
    Güroymak
    Güroymak is a district of Bitlis Province, Turkey. The mayor Mehmet Emin Özkan .- Etymology :The original Armenian name of the district is Norshen , which is composed of nor meaning new, and shen meaning village....

  • Hizan
    Hizan
    Hizan is a district of Bitlis Province, Turkey. The mayor is Arif Taylan .*****...

  • Mutki
    Mutki
    Mutki is a town and district of Bitlis Province, Turkey. The mayor is Vahdettin Barlak .-Additional sources:* *...

  • Tatvan
    Tatvan
    Tatvan is a city at the western end of Lake Van, and is the regional center of the identically-named district within Bitlis Province in eastern Turkey. It has about 96,000 inhabitants. The mayor is Abdullah Ok .- Transport :...


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