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|Province of Turkey|
Location of Hakkâri Province in Turkey
|Region||Central East Anatolia|
|• Electoral district||Hakkâri|
|• Total||7,121 km2 (2,749 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
Hakkâri Province (Turkish: Hakkâri ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Hekarî) is a province in the south east corner of Turkey. The administrative centre is located in the city of Hakkâri (Kurdish: Colemêrg). The province covers an area of 7,121 km² and has a population of 251,302 (2010 est). The province had a population of 236,581 in 2000. The province was created in 1936 out of part of Van Province. Its adjacent provinces are Şırnak to the west and Van to the north. The majority of the province's population is Kurdish.
Hakkâri province is divided into 4 districts (capital district in bold):
The area has been ruled by Gutians, Hurrians, Akkadians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylon, Macedonians, Persians, Greeks, Armenians, Parthians, Rome, Byzantium, the Sassanids, Arabs, Seljuks, Mongols, and Ottomans in its long history.
The Assyrian tribes in the Hakkari Province included:
- Bet Diwe
- De Rayi
- Deri Bend
- Ein D’Kandil
- Mar Isho
- Sara & Timar
- (Lower/Upper) Tyari
- Youmara (Youmaran)
- Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
- 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.
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