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Bingöl (Kurdi: Çewlik) (Turkish for: a thousand lakes) is a city in Eastern Turkey. Until 1950, it was known as Çabakcur (Armenian: Ճապաղջուր), which means violent water in Armenian. It is surrounded by mountains and a large number of glacier lakes, hence the name. Lately, the town has become a popular tourist destination. According to 2009 estimates, it has a population of 89 224 . [1]

Bingöl is the capital of Bingöl Province one of the 81 provinces of Turkey.

On May 1, 2003 the whole area suffered from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, leaving 177 dead and 520 injured. On 8 March 2010, the area suffered another earthquake, of magnitude 5.9, with its epicenter in Elâzığ Province, 45 km (28 miles) west of Bingöl.

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Coordinates: 39°02′28″N 40°40′34″E / 39.041°N 40.676°E / 39.041; 40.676



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