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Diyarbakır

city in southeastern Turkey

Diyarbakır (Kurdish: Amed‎) is a city in southeast Turkey. It is one of the largest cities in southeast Turkey and is on the banks of the Tigris river. It has 843,460 people (2010). The city was known as the Diyar Bakr ("landholdings of the Bakr tribe") and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ordered that the city be renamed "Diyarbakır", which means land of copper in Turkish.[1]

Diyarbakır
Metropolitan Municipality
City walls of Diyarbakır
City walls of Diyarbakır
Country Turkey
RegionSoutheastern Anatolia
ProvinceDiyarbakır
Government
 • MayorOsman Baydemir
Population
 • Urban
843,460
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)EEST
Area code(s)(0090)+ 412

Notable people born in the cityEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. See Üngör, Uğur (2011), The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 244. ISBN 0-19-960360-X.

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