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Diyarbakır Province

Diyarbakır Province
Diyarbakır ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey
Location of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Southeast Anatolia
Subregion Şanlıurfa
 • Electoral district Diyarbakır
 • Governor M. Cahit Kıraç
 • Total 15,355 km2 (5,929 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,528,958
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0412
Vehicle registration 21

Diyarbakır Province (Turkish: Diyarbakır ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Amed‎) is a province in southeastern Turkey (Western Armenia). The province covers an area of 15,355 km² and its population is 1,528,958. The provincial capital is the city of Diyarbakır.

It has been home to many civilisations and the surrounding area including itself is home to many Mesolithic era stone carvings and artifacts. The province has been ruled by Hurrians, Hittites, Assyria, Armenians, Persia, Macedonian and Seleucid Greeks, Rome, Parthia, Byzantium, Sassanid Persia, Arabs, Seljuk Empire, Mongol Empire, Safavid dynasty, Ottoman Empire (as the sequential Diyarbekir Eyalet and Diyarbekir Vilayet), and finally the modern Republic of Turkey.

The majority of the province's population is Kurdish.[2]


Amed/Diyarbakır province is divided into 14 districts (capital district in bold):


  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Watts, Nicole F. (2010). Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey (Studies in Modernity and National Identity). Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 167.  

External links

  • (English) Pictures of the capital of this province
  • (English) Diyarbakir Weather Forecast Information
  • (English) Historical Armenian presence in Diyarbakir Province
  • Tourism information is available in English at the Southeastern Anatolian Promotion Project site.
  • (English) Diyarbakir Live News

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