Çermik (from Armenian: Ջերմուկ, Jermuk,[3] literally "hot springs"[4] ‹See Tfd›Kurdish: Çermûk[5]) is a town and district of Diyarbakır Province of Turkey. The population is 17,962 (as of 2010).

Coordinates: 38°08′14″N 39°27′04″E
Country Turkey
  MayorMehmet Akdağ (AKP)
  KaymakamMurat Erkan
  District986.78 km2 (381.00 sq mi)
  District density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Post code

Çermik, once called Aberna when it was a Byzantine city, got its name from its world-famous natural spa. The water in the Çermik Spa contains natrium chloride, calcium sulfate and fluoride and can be used externally as well as internally to heal rheumatism, digestive problems, illnesses of the thyroid glands, kidneys and urinary passages and metabolism problems.

As of 2006, the population of Çermik is about 21 000. Main attractions are Gelincik Dağı ( Mountain of Gelincik), the Haburman Bridge, Çeteci (Bande) Abdullah Paşa Madrasa, Ulu Cami (the Grand Mosque) and Bandeler Fountain (Bandeler Çesmesi).

Notable people

Ziya Gökalp


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  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. Hovannisian, Richard G., ed. (2006). Armenian Tigranakert/Diarbekir and Edessa/Urfa. Mazda Publishers. p. 62. ....Armenian: Chermug, Chermuk, or Jermuk; Turkish: Chermik or Cermik).
  4. Kévorkian, Raymond H. (2011). The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History. London: I. B. Tauris. p. 369. ISBN 9781848855618. ...in the administrative seat, Chermug (“Hot Springs”), with an Armenian population...
  5. Adem Avcıkıran (2009). Kürtçe Anamnez Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Turkish and Kurdish). p. 55. Retrieved 17 December 2019.

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