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Erzurum

Administration
Full nameTurkey
Official nameErzurum
CountryTurkey
ProvinceErzurum Province
Government
MayorAhmet Küçükler
Geography
Elevation6233.6 ft (1900 m)
Demography
Urban (pop.)367.250
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

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Erzurum is a city in Turkey. It is the largest city, the capital (the provincial seat) of Erzurum Province. The city is situated 1757 meters (5766 feet) above sea level. Erzurum had a population of 361,235 in the 2000 census. (by 2010 it increased to 367,250).

Erzurum, known as "The Rock" in NATO code, served as NATO's southeastern-most air force post during the Cold War. The city uses the double-headed Anatolian Seljuk Eagle as its coat-of-arms, a motif based on the double-headed Byzantine Eagle that was a common symbol throughout Anatolia and the Balkans in the medieval period.

Erzurum has some of the finest winter sports facilities in Turkey and hosted the 2011 Winter Universiade.


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