Bitlis is a city of Turkey. It is located in Eastern Anatolia. The area of Bitlis province in general is 6.706 km2. The total area of the province is 8.582 km2 when the Van lake, which is within the boundaries of Bitlis province, is included in 1.876 km2. According to this situation, the province of Bitlis 410 33 '- 430 11 'Eastern longitudes 370 54' - 380 58 ' northern latitudes. It is 144 kilometres from the most eastern border point of the province to the West border point and 120 km from the north border point to the south. Bitlis is located on the border of the upper Euphrates and upper Murat sections of the Eastern Anatolia Region.




The neighboring provinces of Bitlis are Van, Muş, Batman, Siirt and ağrı.



Getting There

By Plane

There is no airline in Bitlis. However, the provinces of Van and Muş can be reached to Bitlis.

By Boat

You can find a ship running from Van.



Keep Connected


Internet cafes can be found everywhere except small rural villages. The cost of an hour use of internet ranges from 1 YTL to 1.5 YTL. Wireless internet is becoming popular in some cafes in big cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, and at airpots. But in many other places it's still not available, or sometimes at a very high cost.


See also: International Telephone Calls

Turkey's international country code is 90. Dial 112 for an ambulance anywhere, from any telephone, without a charge. In case of a fire, dial 110; for police, call 155. However, in rural areas there is not a police coverage, so dial 156 for gendarme, a military unit for rural security. All these numbers are free of charge and can be called from a telephone booth without inserting a calling card, or any phone including cell phones.

There are telephone booths owned by Turk Telekom in major parts of cities. public phones now operate with chip telekom cards which are available in 30, 60 or 120 units and can be obtained at post offices, newspaper and tobacco kiosks.
It is estimated that approximately 98% of the population of Turkey lives within the coverage areas of Turkey’s three cell phone line providers. Line providers from most countries have roaming agreements with one or more of these companies. Pre-paid mobile phone SIM cards can be purchased for approximately TRY20-50. These can be purchased at the airport on arrival or from the many outlets in Istanbul and other large cities. Providers include Vodaphone.


PTT is the national post service in Turkey. Services are generally moderately fast but quite reliable. There is an extended price list on the PTT website, where you can see the costs of sending items within Turkey, countries in Europe and further afield. For sending packages one might also use international companies such as DHL and UPS and local companies such as Yurtici Kargo. Post offices bear the distinctive yellow PTT sign and are generally open between 9:00am to 12:00 noon and 1:30pm to 5:00pm from Monday to Friday. Some might keep longer hours or be open during the weekend as well, but this mainly applies to the larger ones or those in central places and tourist areas.


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