Coordinates: 38°34′37″N 42°1′16″E / 38.57694°N 42.02111°E / 38.57694; 42.02111Coordinates: 38°34′37″N 42°1′16″E / 38.57694°N 42.02111°E / 38.57694; 42.02111
Country  Turkey
Province Bitlis
  Mayor Mehmet Emin Özkan (BDP)
  Kaymakam Turan Yılmaz
  District 524.78 km2 (202.62 sq mi)
Elevation 1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 21,509
  District 45,436
  District density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Post code 13800
Website www.guroymak.bel.tr

Güroymak (Kurdish: Norşîn, from Armenian: Նորշեն, Norshen) is a district of Bitlis Province, Turkey. The mayor is Mehmet Emin Özkan (BDP).


The original Armenian-Մարնիկ- name of the district is Norshen (Նորշեն), which is composed of nor meaning new, and shen meaning village. The Kurdish name of the district, Norşîn, by some sources is composed of Semitic, Nur meaning light, and Kurdish Şîn deriving from old Iranian Axshaena/Axshaina, meaning blue.


  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.
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