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Diyarbakır Province

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Diyarbakır Province

Diyarbakır ili
Location of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey
Location of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey
RegionSootheastren Anatolie
 • Electoral destrictDiyarbakır
 • Tot15,355 km2 (5,929 sq mi)
 • Tot1,673,119
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Area code(s)0090412
Vehicle registration21

Diyarbakır Province (Turkis: Diyarbakır ili) is a province in eastren Turkey. The province covers an aurie o 15,355 km² an the population is 1,528,958. The provincial caipital is Diyarbakir

It haes been hame tae mony ceevilisations an the surroondin aurie includin itsel is hame tae mony Mesolithic era stane carvins an airtifacts. The province haes been ruled bi Hittites, Assirie, Armenians, Persie, Macedonie an Seleucid Greeks, Roum, Parthie, Byzantium, Sassanid Persie, Arabs, Seljuk Empire, Mongol Empire, Safavid dynasty, Ottoman Empire an feenally the Republic o Turkey.

Diyarbakir wis an early stranghauld o Syriac Christianity, an an aw o Armenian Christians. Afore Warld War I, Christian ethnic groups made up 30% o the population. Syne Warld War I, due tae the massacres o the Christian population an mass imigration, anerlie a few thoosan Christians still live in the province, some in the ceety o Diyarbakir, an ithers in Assirie an Armenie veelages.

The Kurds are the predominant population. Ither groups include Turks, Assiries, Armenians, Arabs an Yazidis.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Diyarbakır province is dividit intae 14 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

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 38°08′32″N 40°16′16″E / 38.14222°N 40.27111°E / 38.14222; 40.27111