Adıyaman Province

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Adıyaman Province

Adıyaman ili
Location of Adıyaman Province in Turkey
Location of Adıyaman Province in Turkey
RegionSootheastren Anatolie
 • Electoral destrictAdıyaman
 • Tot7,614 km2 (2,940 sq mi)
 • Tot610,484
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Area code(s)0416
Vehicle registration02

Adıyaman Province (Turkis: Adıyaman ili) is a province in sooth-central Turkey. The province wis creatit in 1954 oot o pairt o Malatya Province. Aurie 7,614 km². Population 590,935 (2010 est), up frae 513,131 in 1990. The caipital is Adıyaman. The aurie haes been inhabitit syne the earliest times an mony ceevilisations hae settled here. There are therefore a number o places o historical interest which attract visitors. Nemrud Dağı is a major steid o interest here, notit for its sanctuary o statues biggit bi Antiochus Theos, king o Commagene. It is accessed through the toun o Kâhta.

A branch o the muckle Atatürk reservoir lees atween Adıyaman an the toun o Samsat, an wi mair investment the irrigation this coud become a rich agricultural zone. Currently it does feel impoverished an fowk travellin bi mule or donkey are a common sicht.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Till the 1950s Adıyaman wis a ceety in the province o Malatya, but wis made intae a province in its awn richt as a reward for votin for the winnin Democratic Pairty in the 1954 general election.

Adıyaman haes syne been kynd tae Islamist politeecian, Necmettin Erbakan. His muivement (then, the Naitional Salvation Pairty) scorit a landmark 15% here in 1973 a few years efter its modest beginnin, an his score went on tae gradually increase. Efter being damagit bi the military coup in 1980, Erbakan's pairty (which haed become the Welfare Pairty) came back tae win the province wi 29.24% an 23.53% in 1994 an 1999, respectively.

Even wi his breakaway pupil, the current Turkis PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's AKP winnin the 2004 local elections wi 41.11%, a faithful follaein o 15% (a rarity amang Turkey's provinces) o the electorate haed still votit for Erbakan, then Virtue Pairty, who thus came seicont efter AKP.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Adıyaman is traversit bi the northeasterly line o equal latitude an langitude.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Adıyaman province is dividit intae 9 destricts:

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

Coordinates: 37°48′02″N 38°18′19″E / 37.80056°N 38.30528°E / 37.80056; 38.30528