Kars

Kars (Armenian: Կարս or Ղարս, Azerbaijani: Qars, Kurdish: Qers) is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province. Its population is 73,836 as of 2011. Kars was in the ancient region known as Chorzene, (in Greek Χορζηνή) in classical historiography (Strabo), part of Kingdom of Armenia (antiquity), in Ayrarat province. The mayor of Kars is Türker Öksüz.