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Census Day In Turkey

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CENSUS DAY IN TURKEY (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Turkish Set

1- 8 Top 3 Ladies set diagonally to bottom 3 men, Ladies dance a round the same Men passing RSh and back to places
9-16 Top 3 Men repeat bottom 3 Ladies
17-24 1s set, cross down RH, cast down behind 3s and lead LH down crossing to 4th place on own side
25-32 2s+3s+4s circle 6H round and back

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population.

The Turkish census is run by the Turkish Statistical Institute. The first census in Turkey was conducted in 1927. After 1935, it took place every 5 years until 1990. Now, the census takes place every 10 years.

It can be noted that the census enumeration takes place on one single day in Turkey (in other countries it takes 1-2 weeks). This required some 900,000 enumerators in 2000. The 15th census based on improved geographical information systems was planned for 2010.

A census was taken in the Ottoman Empire 1831-38 by Sultan Mahmud II (1808-1839) as a part of the reform movement Tanzimat. Christian and Jewish men were counted but the female population was excluded.

Census Day In Turkey
Portrait Of Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II After His Clothing Reforms (1830)

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