Lice, Turkey

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Lice
Lice is located in Turkey
Lice
Lice
Coordinates: 38°27′0″N 40°39′0″E / 38.45000°N 40.65000°E / 38.45000; 40.65000Coordinates: 38°27′0″N 40°39′0″E / 38.45000°N 40.65000°E / 38.45000; 40.65000
Country Turkey
ProvinceDiyarbakır
Government
 • MayorRezan Zoğurlu (BDP)
 • KaymakamMehmet Kurt
Area
 • District1,025.83 km2 (396.08 sq mi)
Population
(2012)[2]
 • Urban
11,271
 • District
27,414
 • District density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Post code
21700

Lice (pronounced [ˈlidʒe]), (Ottoman Turkish: ليجه‎,[3] Kurdish: Licê, لجێ‎,[citation needed] Zazaki: Lıcê)[citation needed] is a Kurdish district of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey. The population was 9,644 in 2010. It is located 90 km (56 mi) from the capital, Diyarbakır. The mayor is Rezan Zoğurlu (BDP).

On September 6, 1975, Lice was struck by an earthquake rated severe on the Mercalli intensity scale. More than 2,300 people were killed.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, was founded in the village of Fis, in Lice district on November 27, 1978.[4]

The Lice massacre took place from October 20–23, 1993.

The Kurdish castle of Ataq used to exist near the modern Lice.

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.
  3. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 340.
  4. ^ Turkey-PKK peace process unravels in Lice by Cengiz Çandar in Al Monitor (9 June 2014)