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Refahiye is located in Turkey
Country Turkey
Province Erzincan
 • Mayor Cevdet Çınar (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Yusuf Karaloğlu
 • District 1,681.98 km2 (649.42 sq mi)
Elevation 1,589 m (5,213 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 3,980
 • District 10,504
 • District density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Post code 2553x
Website .tr.bel.refahiyewww
A view from Refahiye.

Refahiye (Kurdish: Gercan‎, Armenian: Կերճանիս, Gerjanis) is a town and district of Erzincan Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. It covers an area of 1,744 km², and the elevation is 1,589 m. The district has a total population of 10,569 where 3730 live in the town of Refahiye. The mayor is Cevdet Çınar (MHP).

It is on the Asian highway network. The province is known for its forests and mountains called Dumanlı Mountains. There are a lot of local honey producers in the villages in Refahiye. It was greatly affected by the earthquake of 1939, and much of its infrastructure had to be rebuilt from scratch.


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External links

  • Şahverdi, a beautiful village of Refahiye
  • Information related to Şahverdi Köyü in Turkish
  • District governor's official website (Turkish)
  • District municipality's official website (Turkish)

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