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Metropolitan Municipality
City walls of Diyarbakır
City walls of Diyarbakır
Coordinates: Coordinates: 37°55′N 40°14′E / 37.91°N 40.24°E / 37.91; 40.24
RegionSoutheastern Anatolia
 • TrusteeMünir Karaloğlu
 • GovernorMünir Karaloğlu
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)EEST
Area code(0090)+ 412

Diyarbakır (Kurdish: Amed) is a city in southeastern 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] The city was badly damaged and many people died in the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake. The City walls of Diyarbakır were damaged as well.

Notable people born in the city[change | change source]

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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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