Şırnak Province

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Şırnak Province
Şırnak ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Şırnak Province in Turkey
Location of Şırnak Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Southeastern Anatolia
Area
 • Total 7,172 km2 (2,769 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 430,109
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0486[2]
Vehicle registration 73

The Şırnak Province (Turkish: Şırnak ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Şirnex) is a Turkish province in southeastern Anatolia. It has a population of 430,109 (2010 est). The population was 353,197 in 2000.

Şırnak Province has some mountainous regions in the west and the south, but the majority of the province consists of plateaus, resulting from the many rivers that cross it. These include the Tigris, and its tributaries Hezil and Kızılsu, and also Çağlayan. The most important mountains are the Cudi (2089 m), the Gabar, the Namaz and the Altın. In some sources[who?], Cudi is cited as the site where Noah's Ark finally reached dry land. Şırnak is the poorest province of Turkey with an average of 508 TL per capita.

Districts[edit]

Şırnak province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Area codes page of Turkish Telecom website (Turkish)

Coordinates: 37°26′58″N 42°34′28″E / 37.44944°N 42.57444°E / 37.44944; 42.57444