Diyarbakır

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Diyarbakır
Metropolitan Municipality
City walls of Diyarbakır
Coordinates: 37°55′N 40°14′E / 37.91°N 40.24°E / 37.91; 40.24Coordinates: 37°55′N 40°14′E / 37.91°N 40.24°E / 37.91; 40.24
Country  Turkey
Region Southeastern Anatolia
Province Diyarbakır
Government
 • Mayor Osman Baydemir
Population
 • Urban 843,460
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC)
Area code(s) (0090)+ 412

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]

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  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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