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Location of Batman Province
Location of Batman Province

Batman is a Turkish province in the predominantly Kurdish[1][2] southeast of Anatolia, with a population of slightly less than 500,000. The Batman River flows though the area. The province is important because of its oil reserves and production. The oil refinery was founded in 1955. There is a 494 kilometers long oil pipeline from Batman to the Turkish town of Iskenderun. Cotton is the main agricultural product. A railway line connects Batman with Diyarbakır and Elazığ. The name is short for the Bati Raman mountains. Image File history File links Batman_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Image File history File links Batman_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... Anatolia lies east of the Bosphorus, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Anatolia (or Anatolian Peninsula) is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asiatic portion of Turkey, as opposed to the European portion, the Thrace. ... The Batman River is a tributary of the Tigris in southeast Turkey. ... Ä°skenderun, formerly known in the west as Alexandretta or previously as Scanderoon (Arabic الإسكندرون al-ʼIskandarÅ«n), is a city in the Turkish province of Hatay. ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... Diyarbakır (Ottoman Diyar-i Bekr دیاربکر land of the Bekr as derived from Arabic[1]; Kurdish Amed; Syriac ; Greek Amida; Armenian Ô±Õ´Õ«Õ¤ Amid) is a major city in southeastern Turkey situated on the banks of the River Tigris, and the seat of Diyarbakır Province. ... Location of Elazığ Province Elazığ Province is a province of Turkey with its seat in the city of Elazığ. This province is also the source of the Euphrates river. ...


Batman (246,700 inhabitants)[citation needed] is the provincial capital. Batman (short for Batı Raman Mountains), also known as Elih or Iluh, is a city on the Batman River in the predominantly Kurdish[1][2] southeast of Turkey. ...


The province is also of interest from an archaeological point of view. Sights include the Imam Abdullah Dervish monastery and the bridges of Camiü‘r Rızk and Hasankeyf. Hasankeyf on the Tigris River Hasankeyf is in Batman Province, southeast Turkey — an area mainly settled by Kurds. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Distribution of Kurdish PeopleGlobalSecurity.org
  2. ^ Turkey does not register ethnicity in census, and there are thus no verifiable official figures. See Kurdish people.

GlobalSecurity. ... The Kurds are an Iranian-speaking ethnic group who consider themselves to be indigenous to a region often referred to as Kurdistan, an area which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. ...

See also

  • Ilısu Dam Campaign

The Ilısu Dam Campaign is a UK based campaign working to stop the construction of the Ilısu Dam on the river Tigris in south east Turkey. ...

External links


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Batman | Beşiri | Gercüş | Hasankeyf | Kozluk | Sason Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Batman Province ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Batman (short for Batı Raman Mountains), also known as Elih or Iluh, is a city on the Batman River in the predominantly Kurdish[1][2] southeast of Turkey. ... BeÅŸiri is a district of Batman Province, Turkey. ... Gercüş is a district of Batman Province, Turkey. ... Hasankeyf on the Tigris River Hasankeyf is in Batman Province, southeast Turkey — an area mainly settled by Kurds. ... Kozluk is a district of Batman Province, Turkey. ... Sason is a district of Batman Province, Turkey. ...


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Batman (129 words)
It is the capital of Batman province with 460,000 inhabitants (2004 estimate).
In addition to oilfields, there is an oil refinery in Batman, and a 515 km long pipeline to Iskenderun on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Batman has road and rail connections with Diyarbakir 100 km west and Siirt 100 km east, and an airport.
Batman - All About Turkey (652 words)
One of the southeastern Anatolian cities, Batman is a little province which takes its name from the river flowing on its west.
In the early years of the Republic, Batman was attached to the province of Siirt and known as "Iluh".
Once a part of the province of Siirt, the district was especially eminent during the time of Abbasid Caliphate.
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