Bingol City Guide

Bingol City Guide

Bingöl is an important agricultural and livestock cities of Turkey with the latest developments of the region. Today, about 280.000 people live in different districts of Bingöl. With the latest investments in different districts all around the city, Bingöl started to take the interest of foreign investors at the last years. Bingöl’s economy is based on animal husbandry, agriculture and forestry. Those working in these sectors cover the majority of the population. With the newly opened Organized Industry, many factories have been established and with the end of airway transportation, even more factories will be opened and economic power will be added to Bingöl province to a great extent.

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

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Eastern Anatolia


24 / km2

-0,50 %

8,277 km2



4,374 $

After city center, Genç, Solhan and Karlıova are the most developed districts of the city with 100.000 population totally.

The districts of Bingöl are Adaklı, Genç, Karlıova, Kiğı ,Solhan, Yayladere and Yedisu. You will find detailed information for all districts of Bingöl in this guide.

Short History of Bingöl

In the past in Bingöl; Urartian, Assyrian, Persian, Roman, Arab, Seljuk, Saltuk, Akkoyunlu, Safavid, Ottoman civilizations reigned and the natural aspects of the region have been interesting throughout the ages. Most of the works found in Bingöl belong to the Urartians. The most important of the works that have survived to our day in a very ruined condition is 20 km from Bingöl. Seritarius Castle, which is one of the three castles built by the Urartians to control the region, is located in the Murat Valley. From the King’s Daughter Castle (Dara-Hini) in Genç District, which is thought to have remained from the Persians, and the Kiğı Castle in Kiğı, which is thought to belong to the Byzantine Period, only a piece of its walls have survived to the present day. The Kiğı Mosque, built in the early 1400s, is one of the most important Turkish-Islamic works in the city. In addition, there are two cupola remains on the slopes of the hill, 3 km from the center of Genç District. In 1936, Bingöl has become a province.

Accommodation in Bingöl will be important if you are not resident in this city. There are only a few hotels in different parts of the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Bingöl or real estate for rent in Bingöl , you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Bingöl province, the prices of houses for sale increased by 32.19% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 147 square meters. Considering annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Bingöl for housing were Genç and Solhan, respectively.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Bingöl ? In Bingöl, there are 4 state hospitals  and 1 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city.

The most ideal times to explore Bingöl, which is under the influence of the continental climate, are undoubtedly the spring and summer months. However, it is possible to have a pleasant time in all seasons in the city, which hosts important tourism points such as a ski center.

Road Transportation

You can find direct bus lines from the biggest cities of Turkey to Bingöl every day.

Air Transportation

As it is known, it is possible to reach Bingöl, which hosts Bingöl Airport, by air from big cities such as Ankara and Istanbul.

There are a lot of places to visit Bingöl in each season of a year. Hesarek Ski Center, one of the popular winter tourism spots in Bingöl, is located only 34 km from the city center. Located at an altitude of 2500, the ski center attracts the attention of ski lovers with its approximately 1600 meters long ski slope. If you are one of those who like to visit thermal tourism spots in a city you visit, you can reach the thermal springs after 20 km from the Karlıova-Bingöl highway to Kös Thermal Springs, which is on our list. Kiğı Mosque is a symbol of the city. It is the oldest Turkish-Islamic work of Bingöl. The monument, which was built by Akkoyunlu Piri Bey in 1402, is worth seeing with more than 600 years of Bingöl history. Seritarius Castle, located in the Murad River valley, is a cultural monument of the Urartu Civilization period. With the restoration works, it has become one of the prominent travel stops in Bingöl.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Bingöl” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Bingöl” questions in this guide.

There are only one state university located in Bingöl named as Bingöl University.


Enes Sahin

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