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Encyclopedia > Diyarbakir Province

Diyarbakir is a province in eastern Turkey. The province covers an area of 15,162 kmē and as of the 2000 census it had a population of 1,362,708. Its adjacent provinces are Elazig to the northwest, Malatya and Adiyaman to the west, Sanliurfa to the southwest, Mardin to the south, Batman to the east, Mus to the east, and Bingo to the northeast. The capital is Diyarbakir.




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Diyarbakir, Turkey (392 words)
Diyarbakir, one of the most picturesque of all Turkish cities, with a high proportion of its inhabitants Kurds, stands on a pedestal of fl basalt on the west bank of the upper Tigris (Dicle Nehri), surrounded by fertile plots of cultivated land.
Once a staging post on the ancient trade route from the Persian-Arabian Gulf to the Old Syrian Mediterranean ports and, via Byzantium, to the West, Diyarbakir, with its excellently preserved town wall and citadel, its host of lovely medreses and mosques and its winding alleyways is the epitome of an old Anatolian town.
In the ninth century B.C. Diyarbakir was the chief settlement in the Bit Zamami region, intermittently dependent in subsequent centuries on the Assyrian Empire.
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