for: a thousand lakes
) is a town in the Anatolia
region of Turkey
. It is surrounded by mountains
and a large number of glacier
lakes, hence the name. Lately, the town has become a popular tourist destination.
Bingol is also the name of one of the 81 iller or provinces, which are the main administrative divisions in the country (see politics of Turkey).
On May 1, 2003 the whole area suffered from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, leaving up to 100 dead and 300 injured.
see also Geography of Turkey