Bismil

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Bismil
District
Bismil
Bismil
Bismil is located in Turkey
Bismil
Bismil
Coordinates: 37°50′48″N 40°39′58″E / 37.84667°N 40.66611°E / 37.84667; 40.66611Coordinates: 37°50′48″N 40°39′58″E / 37.84667°N 40.66611°E / 37.84667; 40.66611
Country  Turkey
Region Southeastern Anatolia
Province Diyarbakır
Government
 • District mayor Cemile Eminoğlu (BDP)
Area[1]
 • District 1,737.28 km2 (670.77 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 60,150
 • District 111,746
 • District density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 21500
Area code 0-412
Website www.bismil.gov.tr

Bismil is a district of Diyarbakır Province of Turkey. The population is 56,887 (as of 2010) and most of the people are Kurds. The mayor is Cemile Eminoğlu (BDP).

Location[edit]

In order to settle the influx of migrants from Konya in 1936, a new district of Diyarbakir was established. It is a South-Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and is located to 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.

Notable people[edit]

  • Özz Nûjen, comedian born in Bismil who later moved to Sweden

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.