Erzincan (pronounced [æɾˈzindʒan]; (Kurdish: Erzîngan, Armenian: Երզնկա, Yerznka) is the capital of Erzincan Province in Eastern Turkey. Nearby cities include Erzurum, Sivas, Tunceli, Bingöl, Elâzığ, Malatya, Gümüşhane, Bayburt, and Giresun. The city is majority Sunni Turkish with a significant Alevi Kurdish minority.
The city is notable for handcrafted copper goods and a special cheese called “tulum peyniri” in Turkish. It is a significant road and rail junction and was once noted for its silverware. Current industries include sugar refining and textile industries. The city is home to the headquarters of the Third Army.