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Tercan

Tercan
Tercan is located in Turkey
Tercan
Tercan
Coordinates:
Country Turkey
Province Erzincan
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Yılmaz (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Turgay Hakan Bilgin
Area[1]
 • District 1,545.54 km2 (596.74 sq mi)
Elevation 1,425 m (4,675 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 7,203
 • District 18,613
 • District density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Post code 2553x
Website .tr.bel.tercanwww

Tercan (formerly Mama Hatun, and Derzene in the Byzantine era) is a town and district of Erzincan Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The district covers an area of 1,592 km2 (615 sq mi) and its total population is 20,072 in which 6,646 live in the town of Tercan.

The town is especially notable for the 12th century complex of buildings built by the Saltukid ruler Mama Hatun, which comprises her tomb, a mosque, a hammam and an impressive caravanserai which was heavily restored in recent years.

Contents

  • Sights 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Sights

  • Mama Hatun complex, tomb, caravanserai, mosque and hammam
  • Kötür bridge
  • Pekeriç fortress
  • Abrenk (Vank) church
  • Kefrenci temple

See also

References

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 

External links

  • (fact sheet) "Mama Hatun Caravanserai, Tercan".  
  • (fact sheet) "Mama Hatun Tomb, Tercan".  
  • Dick Osseman. Photographs: "Tercan". 
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