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Sikefti Destination Guide

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 .

Interactive map of Sikefti

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.35 43.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Districts of Ağrı Province, Doğubeyazıt, Iran–Turkey border crossings

Mount Tendürek

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.

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Located at 39.37 43.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Mountains of Turkey, Shield volcanoes, Volcanoes of Turkey

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.

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Located at 39.12 44.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: 1976 earthquakes, 1976 in Turkey, Earthquakes in Turkey, History of Van Province