Gürpınar (Kurdish: Payizawa/Xawesor, Armenian: Հայոց Ձոր, romanized: Hayots' Dzor) is a district of Van Province and 20 km (12 mi) south of the provincial capital Van. With an area of 4,700 km², Gürpınar is the largest district of Turkey. It has 79 villages and several places of historical interest. Much of the residents of this area speak Kurmanci, the most commonly spoken dialect of the Kurdish language. The current mayor is Hayrullah Tanış from the Justice and Development Party (AKP). As Kaymakam Fatih Sayar was appointed in August 2019 by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.