Place:Adiyaman, Turkey

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NameAdiyaman
Alt namesAdıiyamansource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) I, 99-100
Adıiyaman provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Adiyamansource: Wikipedia
Adiyaman Ilisource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Adiyaman Vilayetisource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
TypeProvince
Coordinates37.767°N 38.283°E
Located inTurkey
See alsoGüneydoğu AnadoluRegion
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Adıyaman Province is a province in south-central Turkey. The province was created in 1954 out of part of Malatya Province.[1] Area 7,606.16 km². Population 590,935 (2010 est), up from 513,131 in 1990. The capital is Adıyaman. The area has been inhabited since the earliest times and many civilisations have settled here. There are therefore a number of places of historical interest which attract visitors. Nemrud Dağı is a major site of interest here, noted for its sanctuary of statues built by Antiochus Theos, king of Commagene. It is accessed through the town of Kâhta.

A branch of the large Atatürk reservoir lies between Adıyaman and the town of Samsat, and with more investment the irrigation this could become a rich agricultural zone. Kurds are a majority in the province.

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