Eğil

Eğil (Ottoman Turkish: اکيل,[3] ‹See Tfd›Kurdish: Egil)[4] is a district of Diyarbakır Province of Turkey.

Eğil
Eğil
Coordinates: 38°15′26″N 40°05′05″E
CountryTurkey
ProvinceDiyarbakır
Government
  MayorPetek Çabanoğlu (BDP)
  KaymakamKemal Atasoy
Area
  District498.91 km2 (192.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
  Urban
5,069
  District
23,028
  District density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Post code
21470

Eğil is an ancient city 50 km away from Diyarbakir with many ancient forts and caves dating to the time of the Armenian kingdom of Sophene. It is identified with the ancient Armenian religious center of Angel-tun (also known as Angegh-tun)[5] and the later Armenian city city of Carcathiocerta. It is known as the "City of Prophets." It has been ruled by the Armenians, the Assyrians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Abbasids, the Seljuks, the Ottoman Empire, and (currently) the Republic of Turkey.

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. Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 163.
  4. Kürtçe Anamnez - Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Kurdish and Turkish). 2009. p. 55. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  5. Marciak, Mark, Sophene, Gordyene, and Adiabene: Three Regna Minora of Northern Mesopotamia Between East and West, 2017. pp. 43-44


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