Igdir City Guide

Igdir City Guide

Iğdır is located in Eastern Anatolia Region and is important trade and agricultural center of Turkey with 200.000 population. It is the only province which borders three countries like Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan. Border trade and agricultural activities are playing an important role on Iğdır economy under today’s conditions. Dilucu Border Gate is the opening door to Nahcivan (Azerbaijan) of Iğdır city. The city has a lot of natural and historical places to see.

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

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Eastern Anatolia


56 / km2

0,31 %

3.456 km2




6.051 $

Aralık district is the most developed district of Iğdır city. Thanks to Dilucu Border Gate, the border trade is developed in this district.

The districts of Iğdır are Aralık, Tuzluca and Karakoyulu. You will find detailed information for all districts of Iğdır in this guide.

Short History of Iğdır

According to the sources, the history of Iğdır dates back to the Paleolithic Age. BC Urartu, Assyrian, Kimmer and Scythian raids existed in Iğdır. Later, Iğdır came under Arab rule. With the victory of Çaldıran War from Iğdır, where many civilizations had passed, it came under the domination of the Ottomans. Silk Road, which has always been of historical importance, passes through Iğdır. In 1992, Iğdır became a province and the city is 76th province of Turkey.

Accommodation in Iğdır will be important if you are not resident in this city. There are only a few hotels in Iğdır.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Iğdır or real estate for rent in Iğdır, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Iğdır, Central district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 35.03% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 150 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Iğdır for housing were Tuzluca and Aralık, respectively.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Iğdır ? In Iğdır, there are 3 state hospitals and 1 private hospital. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city.

Road Transportation

You can find direct bus lines from many important cities of Turkey like İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Erzurum to Iğdır. The bus station is located in the city center.

Air Transportation

Iğdır Şehit Bülent Aydın Airport, located in the Igdir province of Turkey to the east of the airport. It is located 16 km from Iğdır city center. You can find direct flight from Ankara and Istanbul to Iğdır.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Iğdır” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Iğdır” questions in this guide. Iğdır Caravanserai, which was built by the Anatolian Seljuk State in the 13th century, is one of the trade centers of the past periods in Iğdır.  The Meteor Pit, the most interesting natural area of Iğdır, was indeed formed due to meteorite from the sky. This pit, which was formed after the meteor crash in 1982, has been the focus of attention of everyone, especially the local people. The second largest meteor pit on earth is located here. Ahura Ruins, located on the slopes of Mount Ararat, these ruins from the Kingdom of Artaksiya, shed light on ancient times. You can enlighten about ancient cultures by visiting this area, which was the settlement area of the Artaksians in the 2nd century BC. “Iğdır Ermeni İşgali Anıtı” is an important historical symbol of Iğdır. The Monument Museum, located in the city center, was built to commemorate the people who were killed in the period when Armenians lived in Iğdır.

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


Enes Sahin

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