|• Mayor||Aslan Ali Bayık (AKP)|
|• Kaymakam||Ali Yılmaz|
|• District||1,295.51 km2 (500.20 sq mi)|
|• District density||32/km2 (82/sq mi)|
Hilvan (Ottoman Turkish: قره جورون Karacurun, Kurdish: Curnê Reş) is a district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey, 55 km from the city of Şanlıurfa. It has an area of 1.278 km². And a population of (in the 2000 census) 38.411.
The early history of the area is unclear but it was settled in the early 19th century by a nomadic tribe and was known then as Karacurum (Karacurun), (after a black millstone found in the village), then later as Hoşin (Uluyazı). There are burial mounds in the surrounding countryside including thenearby village of Balki (once also called Hilvan) but these have not been researched.
This section needs expansion with: The road structure and other transportation related information other than just the hiking trail listed below.. You can help by adding to it. (May 2013)
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "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.
- Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 235.
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