|Alt names||Diyarbakır||source: Wikipedia|
|Diyarbakıir Vilayeti||source: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)|
|Diyarbakir||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Vocabulary Program||source: Getty Vocabulary Program]]|
|Ḋiyarbakıir||source: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) IV, 137|
|Ḋiyarbakıir province||source: [[Source:Getty|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Diyarbakıir Ili is a province.
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Diyarbakır Province is a province in southeastern Turkey. The province covers an area of 15,355 km² and its population is 1,528,958. The provincial capital is the city of Diyarbakır.
It has been home to many civilisations and the surrounding area including itself is home to many Mesolithic era stone carvings and artifacts. The province has been ruled by Hittites, Assyria, Armenians, Persia, Macedonian and Seleucid Greeks, Rome, Parthia, Byzantium, Sassanid Persia, Arabs, Seljuk Empire, Mongol Empire, Safavid dynasty, Ottoman Empire (as the sequential Diyarbekir Eyalet and Diyarbekir Vilayet), and finally the modern Republic of Turkey.
The population groups include Turks, Kurds, Syriacs, Armenians, Arabs and Yazidis (reference needed).