Çermik

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Çermik
Çermik is located in Turkey
Çermik
Çermik
Coordinates: 38°08′14″N 39°27′04″E / 38.13722°N 39.45111°E / 38.13722; 39.45111Coordinates: 38°08′14″N 39°27′04″E / 38.13722°N 39.45111°E / 38.13722; 39.45111
Country Turkey
Province Diyarbakır
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Akdağ (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Murat Erkan
Area[1]
 • District 986.78 km2 (381.00 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,505
 • District 50,309
 • District density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Post code 21600
Website www.cermik.bel.tr

Çermik (from Armenian: Ջերմուկ, Jermuk,[3] literally "hot springs";[4] Kurdish: Çêrmûg) is a town and district of Diyarbakır Province of Turkey. The population is 17,962 (as of 2010)

Çermik, once called Aberna when it was a Byzantine city, gets its name from its world-famous natural spa. The water in the Çermik Spa contains natrium chloride, calcium sulfate and fluoride and can be used externally as well as internally to heal rheumatism, digestive problems, illnesses of the thyroid glands, kidneys and urinary passages and metabolism problems.

As of 2006, the population of Çermik is about 21 000. Main attractions are Gelincik Dağı ( Mountain of Gelincik), the Haburman Bridge, Çeteci (Bande) Abdullah Paşa Madrasa, Ulu Cami (the Grand Mosque) and Bandeler Fountain (Bandeler Çesmesi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ Hovannisian, Richard G., ed. (2006). Armenian Tigranakert/Diarbekir and Edessa/Urfa. Mazda Publishers. p. 62. ....Armenian: Chermug, Chermuk, or Jermuk; Turkish: Chermik or Cermik). 
  4. ^ Kévorkian, Raymond H. (2011). The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History. London: I. B. Tauris. p. 369. ISBN 9781848855618. ...in the administrative seat, Chermug (“Hot Springs”), with an Armenian population...