Diyarbakır Province

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Diyarbakır Province
Diyarbakır ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey
Location of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Southeast Anatolia
Subregion Şanlıurfa
Government
 • Electoral district Diyarbakır
 • Governor Hasan Basri GÜZELOĞLU
Area
 • Total 15,355 km2 (5,929 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,673,119
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0412
Vehicle registration 21

Diyarbakır Province (Turkish: Diyarbakır ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Amed‎) is a province in southeastern Turkey . The province covers an area of 15,355 km² and its 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 the Akkadins, Hurrians, Mittani, Medes, Hittites, Armenians, Neo-Babylonians, Achaemenids, Greeks, Romans, Parthia, Byzantium, Sassanids, Arabs, Seljuk Empire, Mongol Empire, Safavid dynasty, Marwanids, and Ayyubids.

The majority of the province's population today is Kurdish.[2]


Assyrian and Armenian population in Diyarbakır Province in 1915-1916[3]
Sect Before World War I Disappeared (killed) After World War I
Armenians Gregorians (Apostolic) 60,000 58,000 (97%) 2,000
Armenian Catholics 12,500 11,500 (92%) 1,000
Assyrians Chaldean Catholics 11,120 10,010 (90%) 1,110
Syriac Catholic 5,600 3,450 (62%) 2,150
Syriac Orthodox 84,725 60,725 (72%) 24,000
Protestants 725 500 (69%) 2,150

Districts[edit]

Diyarbakır province is divided into 14 districts (capital district in bold):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Watts, Nicole F. (2010). Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey (Studies in Modernity and National Identity). Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-295-99050-7. 
  3. ^ Gaunt, David. Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-Christian Relations in Eastern Anatolia during World War I. Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2006, p. 433.

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Coordinates: 38°08′32″N 40°16′16″E / 38.14222°N 40.27111°E / 38.14222; 40.27111