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Posof is located in Turkey
Country Turkey
Province Ardahan
 • Mayor Cahit Ulgar (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Muammer Köken
 • District 623.25 km2 (240.64 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 2,046
 • District 8,016
 • District density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Post code 75800
Website .tr.bel.posofwww

Posof is a district of Türkgözü. Posof is well known for its handicrafts particularly its ornate silver belts and knives. In kurdish Duxur


Posof is high in the mountains near the source of the River Çoruh, much of the district is pine forest.


The district of Posof has 49 villages; this list includes the new and old names (new names having been used for several years now):


In 1064 the Seljuk Turkish Sultan Alp Arslan besieged Kol castle while passing over Mount Arşiyan to conquer the city of Ani.

During the First World War and the Turkish War of Independence in the 1920s Posof was the scene of fighting between Turkey and Russia.

Today this

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