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Şanlıurfa

Administration
Full nameŞanlıurfa
Official nameŞanlıurfa
CountryTurkey
RegionSoutheastern Anatolia
ProvinceŞanlıurfa
Government
MayorAhmet Eşref Fakıbaba
GovernorNuri Okutan
Geography
Elevation1699.5 ft (518 m)
Demography
Urban (pop.)498111
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2|map_caption=Location of Şanlıurfa within Turkey.)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code63x xx
Area code0414
Licence plate63

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Şanlıurfa, -trʃanˈlɯuɾfapron, often simply known as Urfa in daily language (Syriac ܐܘܪܗܝ Urhoy, Kurdish رها Riha, Armenian Ուռհա Owr'ha, Arabic الرها ar-Ruhā), in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 482,323 inhabitants (2009 estimate in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Urfa is situated on a plain under big open skies, about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. The climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.


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