The province Diyarbakir, where this district is situated, means in English the rebellion's region (Hindi:vidrohion ka kshetra, Urdu:bagion ka diyar). It is a South-Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and is located on the east of the Diyarbakir province. The area of this district is 1748 km2. Geographically it is situated 550 meters above the sea level.
The town features numerous parks. The population is 56,887 (as of 2010). The mayor is Cemile Eminoğlu who belongs to the Peace and Democratic Party (BDP) of Turkey.