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Bingöl is a city in Eastern 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. According to 2009 estimates, it has a population of 87,918 . Bingöl is the capital of Bingöl Province, one of the 81 provinces of Turkey. On May 1, 2003 the whole area suffered from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, leaving 177 dead and 520 injured. On 8 March 2010, the area suffered another earthquake, of magnitude 5.9, with its epicenter in Elâzığ Province, 45 km west of Bingöl. (via Freebase)