Tunceli

Tunceli

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Coordinates: 39°06′N 39°33′ECoordinates: 39°06′N 39°33′E
Country  Turkey
Province Tunceli Province
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Ali Bul (DBP)
Area
 • District 881.76 km2 (340.45 sq mi)
Elevation 940 m (3,085 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 31,469
 • District 35,898
 • District density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 62000
Area code(s) 0428
Licence plate 62
Website Website
Country Turkey
Languages spokenTurkish
Currency usedTurkish Liras
Area (km2)881.76 km2 (340.45 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Tunceli at 39°06′N 39°33′E is situated just to the north of the intersection point of two rivers, Munzur and Pülümür, both flowing to south. The city is founded in the valley of Munzur which is known for its picturesque appearance. It is surrounded by high mountains called Munzur mountains. The city has a limited means of transport to other cities. The population of the city is 32815 as of 2011.It is one of the least populated province centers of Turkey.

Tunceli has a dry-summer continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dsa) with very hot, dry summers and freezing cold, snowy winters.

Culture and history info

During the Ottoman Empire, Tunceli (then known as Kalan) was a part of the region named Dersim. In 1847 Dersim was declared a sanjak (a historical administrative unit smaller than the province). The capital of the sanjak was Hozat. During the Republican period Tunceli Province was established in 1935. In 1946 the former town of Kalan was renamed as Tunceli and it was declared as the capital city of the province.

As a result of the Turkish campaign of "Turkisation" Tunceli became a main target of Turkish officials after the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Tunceli played a role in the Dersim rebellion which has been described by many as a genocide.

Tunceli is famous for excellent rankings in National Education statistics.

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