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Agri Province

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Country  Turkey
Capital  Agri
University  Agri Ibrahim Cecen University
Area  11,376 km2
Region  Northeast Anatolia
Population  542,022

name in was Armenian Bagavan city.


Map of Agri Province

The Agri Province (Turkish: , is a province in eastern Turkey, bordering Iran to the east, Kars to the North, Erzurum to the Northwest, Mus and Bitlis to the Southwest, Van to the south, and Igdir to the northeast. Area 11,376 km². Population 542,022 (2010 est).

The provincial capital is Agri, situated on a 1,650 m. high plateau.


Agri Province Beautiful Landscapes of Agri Province

Agri is named after the nearby majestic, a 5,137 metres (16,854 ft) high stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Turkey. It can be climbed from here and can be seen from parts of Armenia, Iran, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. The nearest town to the mountain is Dogubeyazit.

Agri Province Beautiful Landscapes of Agri Province

46% of the province is mountainous, 29% is plain, 18% is plateau, and 7% high meadow. As well as Ararat there are many other peaks over 3,000m, including Aladaglar and Tendurek. The plains are fertile, being covered in volcanic deposits, and are used for growing grains and grazing. Various tributaries of the Murat River (which later feeds the Euphrates) flow through the area and water these plains. The high meadows are used for grazing.

The weather here is very cold (temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F) in winter) and the mountainsides are mainly bare. There are a number of important passes and routes through the mountains.


Agri Province in the past, History of Agri Province

The plateau of Agri was controlled by the Kingdom of Urartu until its transition to the Kingdom of Armenia. The area was coveted by many as a gateway between east and west. It was conquered numerous times by Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Georgians, Mongols, Persians, and finally by the Seljuq and Ottoman Turks.

The first Muslims in the area were the Abbasids in 872. The Turkish tribes began to pass through in huge numbers following the defeat of the Byzantine armies at Malazgirt in 1071, sometimes pursued by Mongols. The land was brought into the Ottoman Empire by Sultan Selim I following the Battle of Chaldiran. The region retained a large Armenian population until the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agri Province Cuisine of Agri Province, Popular Food of Agri Province

The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, also referred to as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) (French: ), is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for policies governing agriculture production, farming income, research and development, inspection, and the regulation of animals and plants. It also has responsibilities regarding rural development. It is popularly called Ag-Canada.

The current Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food is Gerry Ritz. The current Deputy Minister is Andrea Lyon.

The Department of Agriculture was responsible for healthcare in Canada, between 1867 and 1919, before the Department of Health was created on September 1, 1919. In 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was moved from the Agriculture Portfolio to the Health Portfolio.

Organizations for which the minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food is responsible include:


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