Yozgat province

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Yozgat Province (Եոզղաթի Գաւառ, Եոզղատի Գաւառ, Յոցղաթի Գավառ, Յոզղատի Գավառ), a province in historical Lesser Armenia (Փոքր Հայք) located in the west of the state of Sebastia. The city of Yozgat was its center. The province was divided into 5 districts, and at the turn of the 20th century had a population of 300,000 Turks, Armenians, and Greeks. The Armenians lived in 42 of the villages, which contained 43 schools and churches. The Armenian population in the province until 1915 was 45,000. During the first years of the genocide from 1915-16, the province's Armenians were expelled and massacred. The 2,500 Armenians living in the province by the 1930s were not permitted to attend school or church.