Mazıdağı

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Mazıdağı
Mazıdağı is located in Turkey
Mazıdağı
Mazıdağı
Coordinates: 37°28′45″N 40°29′11″E / 37.47917°N 40.48639°E / 37.47917; 40.48639Coordinates: 37°28′45″N 40°29′11″E / 37.47917°N 40.48639°E / 37.47917; 40.48639
Country Turkey
Province Mardin
Government
 • Mayor Necla Yıldırım (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Fırat Çelik
Area[1]
 • District 854.57 km2 (329.95 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 11,146
 • District 32,828
 • District density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Post code 47700
Website www.mazidagi.bel.tr

Mazıdağı (Syriac:Samrah, Kurdish: Şemrex) is a district of Mardin Province in the southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Today Sunni Muslim Kurdish people form a majority in this district as a result of the Assyrian Genocide and migration of the local Assyrian/Syriac people. Prior to this, nomadic Kurdish tribes inhabited the surrounding mountains.

Many Kurdish inhabitants moved to the provinces centre such as Diyarbekir, Mardin and Batman due to poverty and the conflict between the Turkish government and the PKK. The municipality towns elections were won by Hasip Aktas a member of the Democratic Society Party with %57 of all votes in 2009. Mazıdağı region is very rich in phosphate mines.

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. 

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