Çaldıran, Van

Coordinates: 39°08′31″N 43°54′50″E / 39.14194°N 43.91389°E / 39.14194; 43.91389Coordinates: 39°08′31″N 43°54′50″E / 39.14194°N 43.91389°E / 39.14194; 43.91389
Country  Turkey
Province Van
  Mayors Faruk Demir (HDP)
Suna Atabay (HDP)
  Kaymakam İbrahim Dündâr
  District 1,587.22 km2 (612.83 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 14,361
  District 67,329
  District density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Post code 65750
Website www.caldiran.bel.tr
view from vehicle travelling through Çaldıran town

Çaldıran (Kurdish: Ebex) is a district and town in Van Province of Turkey. The mayor is Faruk Demir (BDP).

The battle of Bagiri Pass occurred here, in which Armenians fleeing from Van during the Armenian Genocide were intercepted by Kurdish Tribals, who killed many.

The town is in an earthquake prone area; 3,840 people were killed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 1976.[3]


  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.
  3. Daha önce de büyük depremler yaşandı NTV 23 October 2011

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