Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bayazid, or Rajazid, a city of Turkish Armenia, in the province of Erzeroum, lies about fifteen miles south-west from the base of Mount Ararat. It used to be a place of some importance, doing a considerable trade. Now, however, it is in a ruinous condition, with a population of only a few thousands. In 1854 the Turks were defeated here by the Russians, and in 1877 the latter took it. In 1878, however, the Berlin Congress restored it to Turkey.