Kars Tourism

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Kars (Armenian: Կարս or Ղարս Ghars, Georgian: ყარსი Karsi) is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province. With a population of 73,836 (in 2011), it is the largest city on the Turkish side of the border with Armenia . For a brief period of time, it served as the capital of the medieval Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia. Its significance increased in the 19th century, when Kars was contested between the Ottoman and Russian empires, with the latter gaining control of the city as a result of the 1877-78 war. During World War I, the Ottomans took control of the city in 1918, but were forced to relinquish it to the First Republic of Armenia following the Armistice of Mudros. During the Turkish–Armenian War in late 1920, Turkish revolutionaries captured Kars for the last time. The controversial Treaty of Kars was signed in 1921 between the Government of the Grand National Assembly and the Soviet republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, which established the current north-eastern boundaries of Turkey.


This warm abode of Kars is a delightful place to visit in Turkey. Tour packages of Kars are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Kars*

  • Living in Kars - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 31.06 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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