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Irsa plateau

The plateau which is 35 km. away from city centre, is commonly used by Erenler (İrsa) Villager

Balcıoğlu Mosque
   According to archives, Hasan Ağa had the Mosque built in place of the old mosque in 1921 (1340 according to Muslim calendar). Still open to worship, the construction was renovated in 1994-1995 by Regional Directorate of Foundations. Situated in Balcıoğlu district, the Mosque is surrounded by a Quran Course Center on the north-western corner; a fountain on the east; a hazire, with its tombs of various Ottoman royal family members on the west. Square shaped main space consists of a minaret on the north-west and an open narthex placed on four wooden beams. The construction is quite simple in terms of decoration. Today, it seems as if it was newly-built except for its stone minaret and mihrab, a niche showing the direction of qibla (direction of Mecca).
Tbeti Monastery
   The monastery which is located in Şavşat/Artvin has not got an epigraph. According to the written sources, it was built by Prince Ashud Koh of the Bagrat Kingdom between 899-914 A.D. The structure which was converted to mosque with the Islamic conquest of the region was damaged severely by a stroke of lightning in 1889 and it became unusable with the collapse of its dome in 1953. Today, the whole roof and more than half of the body walls are destroyed.
İskender Paşa Mosque
   They are located in the town Ardanuç, in the proximity of Adakale. The initial construction of the mosque began in the St. Osman era and it was restored and again available for worship. Beside the mosque, there are the tombs of Hatice Hanım, Ali Pasha and Süleyman Pasha. Being important as the first mosque in the area, it has survived today.
Deriner Dam Hydroelectric power plant and lake
   Deriner Dam is a concrete double-curved arch dam on the Çoruh River 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Artvin in Artvin Province, Turkey. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and additionally flood control. Construction on the dam began in 1998, the reservoir began to fill in February 2012 and the power station was completed by February 2013. It will have a 670 MW power house and is the tallest dam in Turkey. The dam is being implemented by Turkey's State Hydraulic Works and constructed by a consortium of Turkish, Russian and Swiss companies.    The dam is named after İbrahim Deriner, who died while serving as the Chief Engineer of its research team.    The Deriner Dam is a 249 m (817 ft) high, 720 m (2,360 ft) long double-curved arch dam. It has a base width of 60 m (200 ft) and a crest width at the top cantilever of 1 m (3.3 ft). A total of 3,400,000 m3 (4,400,000 cu yd) of concrete forms the dam's body which also contains its orifice spillway. This spillway consists of 8 2.8 m (9.2 ft) x 5.6 m (18 ft) flap gates that can discharge a maximum of 7,000 m3/s (250,000 cu ft/s) of water. The dam's other spillway consists of two tunnels, each on opposing banks behind the dam. The right tunnel is 459 m (1,506 ft) long and the left is 472 m (1,549 ft) long. Each tunnel is controlled by a 6.5 m (21 ft) high, 24 m (79 ft) long flap gate. Each of these tunnels has the same capacity as both combined can discharge up to 2,250 m3/s (79,000 cu ft/s) of water. The reservoir behind the dam has a catchment area of 18,389 km2 (7,100 sq mi), capacity of 1,970,000,000 m3 (7.0×1010 cu ft) and regulating volume of 960,000,000 m3 (3.4×1010 cu ft).
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