Region: EAST ANATOLIA REGION
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Eastern Anatolia Region (Turkish: Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi) encompasses the eastern provinces of Turkey.It has the highest average altitude, largest area and lowest population density of all regions of Turkey.
Since most of the region is far from the sea, and has high altitude, it has a long winter and short summer periods. During the winter, it is cold and snowy, during summer the weather is cool in the highlands and hot in the lowlands. The region has the lowest average temperature of all Turkish regions.(-25°C) The summer average is about 20°C. Some areas in the region have different microclimates. As an example Iğdır (near Mount Ararat) has a very warm climate.