Dicle

Dicle (‹See Tfd›Kurdish: Pîran,[3] Ottoman Turkish: پيران,[4]) is a town and district of Diyarbakır Province, Turkey. The population was 8,436 in 2010. The Mayor is Felat Aygören from the HDP.[5]

Dicle
Dicle
Coordinates: 38°22′30″N 40°04′24″E
Country Turkey
ProvinceDiyarbakır
Government
Area
  District704.98 km2 (272.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
  Urban
9,023
  District
40,356
  District density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Post code
21830

Dicle is the Turkish name of the Tigris river, which runs through the district and gave its name to it. The name derives through Akkadian Idiqlat from the original Sumerian name for the river, Idigna.

References

  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  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. Adem Avcıkıran (2009). Kürtçe Anamnez Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Turkish and Kurdish). p. 56. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 407.
  5. "Diyarbakır Dicle Seçim Sonuçları - 31 Mart 2019 Yerel Seçimleri". www.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2019-09-12.


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