Tunceli City Guide

Tunceli City Guide

Tunceli is an important mining and tourism center of Eastern Anatolia Region. With its amazing natural beauties and historical destinations, Tunceli has become an important tourism attraction point. So, many tourists from Turkey’s and World’s different countries visit Tunceli at the last years. Although, the city is a developing center, the city center has only 38.000 population. It makes Tunceli where has the lowest population district of Turkey. The general climate of Tunceli Province is hot and dry in summers and rainy and cold in winters. Rainfall is usually in the form of rain in autumn and spring, and snow in winter.

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

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Eastern Anatolia




7,705 km2




14,500 $

After city center, Pertek is the biggest district of Tunceli with 11.063 population. We can say the economy of districts are based on agriculture in Tunceli.

The districts of Tunceli are Çemişgezek, Hozat, Mazgirt, Nazımiye, Ovacık, Pertek, Pülümür. You will find detailed information for all districts of Tunceli in this guide.

Short History of Tunceli

Throughout the history, Tunceli has hosted many civilizations like Hittites, Urartus and Persian. After the Malazgirt War in 1071, during the period when the sovereignty of the Turks spread rapidly in Anatolia, the region was definitely under the rule of the Turks in 1087. The region has been under the rule of the Seljuks, Mengücekler and Akkoyunlular since 1087, and in 1473 it was under the rule of the Ottomans. After the proclamation of the Republic, on December 25, 1935, with the temporary center of Elazığ, Erzincan’s Pülümür, Elazığ’s Nazımiye, Hozat, Mazgirt, Pertek, Ovacık and Çemişgezek districts were connected and Tunceli Province was established. On this date, the name of the area that was previously Dersim was changed to Tunceli.

Accommodation in Tunceli has become easier with the new investment. Thanks to the increasing tourism potential of Tunceli, new hotel investments started to made in different parts of the city. 

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Tunceli or real estate for rent in Tunceli, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Tunceli, Merkez district, the prices of houses for sale increased by 27.75% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 139 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Tunceli province Merkez district for housing as of the end of August 2020 were Atatürk and Cumhuriyet, respectively.

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

Road Transportation

With the increasing tourism potential of Tunceli, the biggest bus transportation firms started to organize bus lines to Tunceli from the biggest cities of Turkey like Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir and Antalya. Tunceli Bus Station is located in the city center.

Air Transportation

There is no airport in the borders of Tunceli. You can prefer Elazığ Airport to reach Tunceli city. You can find direct flight from Ankara, İzmir and İstanbul to Elazığ Airport.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Tunceli” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Tunceli” questions in this guide. Covering an area of 42 thousand hectares in the Munzur Valley stretching between Tunceli and Ovacık, this region was declared a national park in 1971. Stream resources, springs, rich natural data, endemic plant species and local animal species made the region declared as a national park. Tunceli center located very close from Munzur Valley National Park, has the distinction of being one of Turkey’s largest national park. Located in Ovacık district, Kepir Plateau has a height of 3 thousand 377 meters. The plateau, waiting to be explored with its streams flowing with its clean waters, glacial lakes and lush green meadows, fascinates itself, especially in the summer months. Located on the border of Nazimiye district, Dereova Waterfall, also known as Gelin Pınarı, is located 13 km from the district center. It has a height of twenty meters, and the water pouring from three different springs mixes with the stream flowing from a deep valley, which is one of the branches of the Pülümür Stream.

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


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