Bingöl (Zazaish : Çolig) (Turkish for: a thousand lakes) is a city in Eastern Turkey. Until 1950, it was known as Çabakcur, which means violent water in Armenian. It is surrounded by mountains and a large number of glacier lakes, hence the name. Lately, the town has become a popular tourist destination. In 2000, it had a population of 68,876 (census figure). Zazas form the majority of this province.
The Zazaish name for Bingöl is Çolig; the Kurdish name for Bingöl is Çewlîk, and the Armenian name for Bingöl is Çabakçur or Chabakhchour. There are a couple of Armenian songs about Bingöl, "Inchu Bingyole Mdar" (Why did you enter Bingol) and Avetik Isahakian's "Bingyol" (Jampaneruh Bingyoli/The Roads to Bingöl)