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216 The Keban dam blocks the flow of the Euphrates River, in the Anatolia region, approximately 600 km from Ankara. The dam, built between 1966 and 1974, is longer than 1,000 m and, in addition to producing electrical energy, regulates the flow rate of the river to favour irrigation in neighbouring areas. The reservoir formed is 125,000 m long with a maximum width of 120,000 m, an area of 75,000 ha and a volume of 34,000,000,000 m 3 . The powerhouse is designed to finally house eight units of a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW. The construction workers, about 2,650 people, were housed in two villages, one built on the right river bank and the other on the left river bank. TURKEY Keban Hydroelectric Plant 38°48’25” N 38°45’25” E