Tut became a
district (ilçe) in 1990 splitting from Besni. It is roughly 40 miles from Adıyaman
with a population of 13,714 for the entire district. The town is 3,300 feet
above sea level. The districts main source income comes
workers abroad or from working in Turkish provinces like Adana and Mersin.
Animal husbandry, vegetable and cotton farming are also important in the
district. Due to its hilly terrain modern farming is difficult in the area and
therefore most farming is done using primitive methods.
accelerate the districts development, 5 carpet weaving establishments were
opened in Tut during the past several years.
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