Mardin Province

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Mardin Province
Mardin ili
Province o Turkey
Location o Mardin Province in Turkey
Kintra Turkey
Region Sootheastren Anatolie
Caipital Mardin
Area
 • Total 8,891 km2 (3,433 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 744,606
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0482
Vehicle registration 47
Website mardin.gov.tr

Mardin Province (Turkis: Mardin ili ‎) is a province o Turkey wi a population o 744,606.[2] The population was 835,173 in 2000.[3] The caipital o the Mardin Province is Mardin (Kurdish: Mêrdîn, Classical Syriac: ܡܶܪܕܺܝܢ‎ "Mardin" in relatit Semitic leid Arabic: ماردين , Mardīn). Locatit near the traditional bundary o Anatolie an Mesopotamie, it has a diverse population consist o Kurdish, Turkis, Arabic an Assyrian (Syriacs) fowk.

View frae Mardin tae the Mesopotamian plains

The local Assyrians (Syriacs), while hintle reduced due tae the results o the Assirie Genocide, supports twa o the auldest monasteries in the warld, Dayro d-Mor Hananyo (Turkis Deyrülzafaran, Inglis Saffron Monastery) an Deyrulumur Monastery. The Christian community is concentratit on the Tur Abdin plateau an in the toun o Midyat, with a smawer community (approximately 100) in the provincial caipital.

Poleetically, the aurie is competitive atween the govrenin Juistice an Development Pairty an Kurdish Democratic Fowkpairty, an the True Path Pairty haes some strength, especially in rural pairts o the province.[4]

The auld toun o Midyat, seicont ceety o the province

Unemployment an poverty are serious problems, an there haes been considerable oot migration tae wastren an soothren Turkey, although the reduction in poleetical violence, coupled wi infrastructur impruivements such as a new ceevil airport at the provincial caipital an improvements tae the Ankara-Baghdad heich-gate are helpin ameliorate matters.

Mardin comes frae the Syriac wird (ܡܪܕܐ) an means "fortresses".[5][6]

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mardin province is dividit intae 10 destricts (caipital destrict in 'bauld):

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. Statistical Institute
  3. Population o Mardin province
  4. Local election results, 2004
  5. Lipiński, Edward (2000). The Aramaeans: their ancient history, culture, religion. Peeters Publishers. p. 146. ISBN 9789042908598. 
  6. Payne Smith's A Compendious Syriac Ditcionary, Dukhrana.com

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 37°21′47″N 40°54′31″E / 37.36306°N 40.90861°E / 37.36306; 40.90861