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Diyarbakır

Administration
Full nameTurkey
Official nameDiyarbakır
Other nameAmed / Amid
Settlement typeCity
CountryTurkey
RegionSoutheastern Anatolia
ProvinceDiyarbakır
Government
MayorOsman Baydemir
Geography
Elevation2214.6 ft (675|postal_code_type=Postal code m)
Demography
Urban (pop.)843460
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code21x xx
Area code(0090)+ 412
Licence plate21|blank_name=Licence plate

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Diyarbakır (Ottoman Turkish دیاربکر, Diyâr-ı Bekr; Kurdish ئامه‌د, Amed; anc. Amida, , Amid ) is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Situated on the banks of the River Tigris, it is the administrative capital of the Diyarbakır Province and with a population of about 843,460 it is the second largest city in Turkey's South-eastern Anatolia region, after Gaziantep. Within Turkey, Diyarbakır is famed for its culture, folklore, and watermelons. The population of Diyarbakır is made up predominantly of Kurdish people.


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