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Savur is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°32′15″N 40°53′21″E / 37.53750°N 40.88917°E / 37.53750; 40.88917Coordinates: 37°32′15″N 40°53′21″E / 37.53750°N 40.88917°E / 37.53750; 40.88917
Country  Turkey
Province Mardin
 • Mayor Mehmet Aydın Alökmen (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Vehbi Bakır
 • District 1,031.82 km2 (398.39 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 6,713
 • District 30,588
 • District density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Post code 47860

Savur (Arabic: صور‎, Kurdish: Stewr[citation needed]) is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey.

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Savur has a high literacy rate compared to neighboring regions. The district is rich in historical places. Some of them are: Aynkamar, Ras-ıl Meydan, Ras-ıl Harf, Köprübaşı as promenade places, Ulucami Mosque, Savur Castle, and some ancient mansions in the outskirts of the castle.

There is also a village in India, by name Savur in Karnataka state, Haveri district on national highway NH4. Some people migrated from this village have a family name as Savur.

Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar was born in this town in 1946.


  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.