|• Mayor||Bayram Teksay (DP)|
|• Kaymakam||Tolga Kamil Ersöz|
|• District||709.23 km2 (273.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||821 m (2,694 ft)|
|• District density||32/km2 (82/sq mi)|
Aralık (Kurdish: Başan; Azerbaijani: Aralıq; Armenian: Արալիխ Aralikh; Russian: Аралык) is a town and district of the Iğdır Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. It is the location of the Aras corridor, which connects Turkey with Azerbaijan. Part of the district forms the international border between Turkey and Armenia, which has been closed since 1993, and the border between Turkey and Iran. The town of Aralık is mainly inhabited by Azerbaijanis.
The district of Aralık includes the Aras corridor, which connects Turkey with Azerbaijan through the Nakhichevan exclave. The corridor is formed by the confluence of the Aras and Lower Karasu rivers and was ceded to Turkey by the Soviet Union in the Treaty of Kars. It is predominately inhabited by Kurds and is the location of the Dilucu Border Gate, the only border crossing between Turkey and Azerbaijan, opened in May 1992.
|Aralık Town Center's population|
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- Parrot, Friedrich (2016) . Journey to Ararat. Translated by William Desborough Cooley. Introduction by Pietro A. Shakarian. London: Gomidas Institute. pp. xxvi–xxvii. ISBN 978-1909382244.
- Parrot, p. xxix.
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