Bahçesaray (district)

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Bahçesaray
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Bahçesaray
Coordinates: 38°07′43″N42°48′27″E / 38.12861°N 42.80750°E / 38.12861; 42.80750 Coordinates: 38°07′43″N42°48′27″E / 38.12861°N 42.80750°E / 38.12861; 42.80750
CountryFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Province Van
Government
  MayorMeki Arvas [1] (AKP)
   Kaymakam Muhammet Öztabak [2]
Area
[3]
  District489.69 km2 (189.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2012) [4]
   Urban
3,361
  District
17,133
  District density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Post code
65710
Website www.bahcesaray.bel.tr

Bahçesaray (Kurdish : Miks) [5] is a district in Van Province in Turkey. It was a bucak in Pervari district of Siirt Province until 1964 and Gevaş district of Van Province between 1964 and 1987. It is at a distance of 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Van. The mayor is Mehmet Garip Aykut (BDP).

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Etymology

The name comes from Persian باغچه سرای "bāghche-sarāy" which means "the Garden Palace". Its former name was Müküs, derived from Armenian Mokkʿ (Armenian : Մոկք) region. The name of the city in Armenian: Մոկս, Moks. In Kurdish : Miks, derived from the Armenian. The word "Mokk'" in classical Armenian language means: "the place of the magic". According to the legend, Amenap'rkich ("Wholly Saviour") abbey that was nearby Moks, has the grave of a magician by name Gaspar. Probably name of "the place of the magic" or just "Mokk" is connected with this mysterious personality. But scientific sources say that in the Urartu era there existed the Moxene tribe and Moxenne, so the names Mokk' and Moks originated from this tribe's name.

The word Bahçesaray is compound of bahçe ("garden") and saray ("palace"). Bakhchysarai in Crimea has the same name.

History

The district corresponds to Historical Armenia's Mok Arandznak district, which was part of the greater province of Moxoene.

2020 avalanches

On 4 and 5 February 2020, a pair of avalanches struck a highway in the district, leaving at least 41 people dead and 84 others injured. [6]

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References

  1. "BELEDİYE BAŞKANI MEKİ ARVAS GÖREVİNE BAŞLADI" (in Turkish). Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. "Bahçesaray Kaymakamı". www.van.gov.tr. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  4. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  5. Adem Avcıkıran (2009). Kürtçe Anamnez Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Turkish and Kurdish). p. 57. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 January 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  6. "Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall". Associated Press. 5 February 2020. Archived from the original on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.