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EAST ANATOLIA REGION

EAST ANATOLIA REGION

It is largest region covering 21% of Turkey with the highest and hilliest features. Average height of the region is 2000 meters. This physical structure causes continental climate which obstruct life with harsh winters to be effective. The highest mountain of Turkey, Mount Ararat (5137 m.), and largest lake, Lake Van, is located in this region.

Economic activity is based on animal husbandry and agriculture. Erzurum-Kars area is the area where cattle husbandry is mostly prevalent. Meadows are widespread because of the cool and rainy summers. Agricultural lands do not occupy much space in the area. Cereal products such as wheat and barley are grown for summer times being short.