Touring Sikefti in Turkey
Sikefti in the region of Van is a city located in Turkey - some 585 mi or ( 942 km ) East of Ankara , the country's capital city .
Time in Sikefti is now 08:15 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Istanbul " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Mosul, Tabriz, Artashat, Yukarimutlu, and Yassitepe. Being here already, consider visiting Mosul . Check out our recomendations for Sikefti ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
Doğubayazıt is a city and district of Ağrı Province of Turkey, and is Turkey's most eastern district, the border crossing to Iran. Elevation 1625 m. Area 2,383 km². Population (2010) 115,354 (up from 73,794 in 1980) of which 69,447 live in the town of Doğubeyazıt, the remainder in the surrounding countryside. The town of Doğubayazıt is a settlement with a long history. It lies 15 km southwest of Mount Ararat, 93 km east of the city of Ağrı and 35 km from the Iranian border.
Located at 39.35 43.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tendürek is a shield volcano located in the Ağrı and Van provinces of eastern Turkey, close to the borders with Iran. The elongated volcano rises 1,800 m above the Doğubeyazıt plain, south of Mount Ararat. The last known eruption was a gas and ash eruption in 1855. The original, Armenian, name of the mountain was Tondrak; the area around Tondrak is known as the birthplace of the medieval Armenian Tondrakite Movement of the 950s, which based its ideology on the Paulician teaching.
Located at 39.37 43.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake
The 1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake occurred at 14:22 local time on 24 November. The epicenter was located near Çaldıran, 20 km northeast of Muradiye, in the Van Province of eastern Turkey. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.3 with a maximum intensity of X on the Mercalli intensity scale. The area of severe damage, where over 80% of the buildings were destroyed, covered an area of 2,000 square kilometres. There were between 4,000 and 5,000 casualties.
Located at 39.12 44.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
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