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Parêzgeha Amed/Diyarbakır ili
|Province of Turkey|
|• Governor||M. Cahit Kıraç|
|• Total||15,355 km2 (5,929 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Per capita income||9,309 TL (62nd; 2011)|
Diyarbakır Province (Turkish: Diyarbakır ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Amed) is a province southeastern Turkey. The province covers an area of 15,355 km² and the population is 1,528,958. The provincial capital is the city of Diyarbakır.
It has been home to many civilisations and the surrounding area including itself is home to many Mesolithic era stone carvings and artifacts. The province has been ruled by Hittites, Assyria, Armenians, Persia, Macedonian and Seleucid Greeks, Rome, Parthia, Byzantium, Sassanid Persia, Arabs, Seljuk Empire, Mongol Empire, Safavid dynasty, Ottoman Empire and finally the Republic of Turkey.
Amed/Diyarbakır province is divided into 14 districts (capital district in bold):
- Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
- "İşte Türkiye'nin en zengin illeri" [Here is the richest provinces of Turkey]. Kuzey Ekspres Gazetesi (in Turkish). 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
- (English) Pictures of the capital of this province
- (English) Diyarbakir Weather Forecast Information
- (English) Historical Armenian presence in Diyarbakir Province
- Tourism information is available in English at the Southeastern Anatolian Promotion Project site.
- (English) Diyarbakir Live News
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