• Created Date
  • 1910
  • Description
  • The town is 1067 meters above sea level. Location was called, prior to the foundation of the city, as Mezra by the Turkish, Zaza , and Kurdish -speaking inhabitants of the region, which simply means "the hamlet." "Mezra" still remains the Kurdish name of the city today. An ancient town and citadel called Kharput (or Harput; Armenian: Kharpert), which means "rocky fortress," was built by the first Armenian kings about three miles from modern El... more
    The town is 1067 meters above sea level. Location was called, prior to the foundation of the city, as Mezra by the Turkish, Zaza , and Kurdish -speaking inhabitants of the region, which simply means "the hamlet." "Mezra" still remains the Kurdish name of the city today. An ancient town and citadel called Kharput (or Harput; Armenian: Kharpert), which means "rocky fortress," was built by the first Armenian kings about three miles from modern Elazig. The vilayet Kharput was founded in 1888, being the result of a provincial rearrangement, designed to ensure better control over the disturbed districts of Kurdistan. less
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