Agri City Guide

Agri City Guide

Agri is located in the East Anatolia Region of Turkey. Today, Agri is an important agricultural and trade center of the region with more than 500.000 population. Agrı, which has hosted many civilizations from the past to the present, is generally located on the entrance and transition point of the migrating civilizations to Anatolia. Turkey’s highest mountain “Agri Mountain” is located in the city borders, so Agri takes its name from this mountain. The economy of the province is based on border trade, agriculture and animal husbandry. Agricultural products grown in the province; wheat, barley and sugar beet.

Check out the most comprehensive Agri city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Agri ” or “How to get to Agri?” in this guide.

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


East Anatolia


47 / km2


11,520 km2



4,118 $

Patnos and Doğubeyazıt are the biggest districts of Agri city with more than 100.000 population. Especially, Patnos is an important agricultural center of the city. On the other hand, Doğubeyazıt is an important border trade destination. This city has a border gate with İran.

The districts of Agri  are Patnos, Doğubayazıt, Diyadin, Eleşkirt, Tutak, Taşlıçay and Hamur. You will find detailed information for all districts of Agri  in this guide.

Short History of Agri

The history of Agri province dates back to the Paleolithic Age. Bronze Age tools were found, indicating the cultural relations between this region and Mesopotamia in later periods. One of the oldest communities settling in Agri and its surroundings is Hurrians. After the Hurrians that emerged after the Hittites lost their activities in the Eastern Anatolian Region in the 14th century, the region came under the domination of Urartu, Persians, Macedonians, Roman and Byzantines. A.D. 7th century. Agri , which was conquered by the Arabs in the middle of the middle and was invaded due to its strategic position, took under the rule of the Seljuks in the 11th century. The intermittent sovereignty of the Seljuks ended with the Mongol raids. Later, Ilkhanians, Celayirs, Karakoyunlular, Akkoyunlular, Safavids and Ottoman Empire came under the rule. Of World War I. In occupied by the Russians, made in 1921 by the Treaty of Kars was returned to Turkey.

Accommodation in Agri will be important if you are not resident in this city. Thanks to the increasing tourism potential of Agri Mountain National Park, new hotel investments started to made in different parts of the city. But, under today’s conditions, there are a few hotels to stay in Agri.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Agri or real estate for rent in Agri , you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in Agri , the prices of houses for sale increased by 30.87% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 160 square meters. Considering annual averages, as of the end of July 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Agri for housing were Doğubayazıt and Patnos, respectively

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Agri ? In Agri , there are 8 state hospitals  and 5 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city.

Road Transportation

The E80 highway, which passes through Turkey, also passes through Agri and reaches Iran. Transportation to Agri center, which is located on the main road line, is quite comfortable and easy from neighboring cities and other regions. Agri’s own bus companies also organize regular lines to many cities. Agri Bus station is located in the city center.

Air Transportation

There are flights from Ankara and Istanbul on certain days of the week. The Ahmed-i Hani Airport is located 18 km.  to the city center.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Agri ” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Agri” questions in this guide. Agri Mountain National Park is one of the most important places to see in Turkey. Turkey’s east, Mount Ararat is a dormant volcanic mountain has two summits. These are Büyük and Küçük Agri. Büyük Agri, Turkey’s highest distributes (5,137 m), Küçük Agri is in the form of a cone (3.896 m). Although these mountains do not have craters, there are cones and cracks at the top. The Meya Cave in the village of Günbuldu, which is located at a distance, consists of shelters carved into the rocks, a temple, a place of worship and rooms. Stones in the form of crosses and graves have survived from the city today. Since snowfall is seen six months a year in Agri, this situation turns into a good opportunity for winter sports. Although it does not have a large facility, our Agri province also has a ski center. Küpkıran Ski Center is a modest ski facility established as an alternative to Palandöken and Sarıkamış ski slopes. İshak Pasha Palace is 7 km from Doğubayazıt district. It is a magnificent place built on the old Doğubeyazıt rocks in the southeast. The palace is a huge complex on an area of 7600 square meters.

There are only one state university located in Agri named as Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University.


Enes Sahin

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