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Mardin (Ottoman Turkis: ماردين‎, Mardīn, Kurdish: Mêrdîn, Clessical Syriac: ܡܪܕܝܢ‎) is a ceety in sootheastren Turkey. The caipital o Mardin Province, it is kent for the Artuqid airchitectur o its auld ceety, an for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply ower the flat plains.[1]

Mardin
The auld ceety o Mardin
The auld ceety o Mardin
Location o Mardin athin Turkey.
Location o Mardin athin Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°19′0″N 40°44′16″E / 37.31667°N 40.73778°E / 37.31667; 40.73778
Kintra Turkey
RegionSootheastren Anatolie
ProvinceMardin
Govrenment
 • MayorSüleyman Yıldız
Area
 • City8,806 km2 (3,400 sq mi)
Elevation
1,083 m (3,553 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Density80/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
82.444
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
47x xx
Aurie code(s)0482
Licence plate47
WabsteidMardinimiz.net

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin towns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Mardin is twinned wi:

  Ljubljana, Slovenie, syne 2003

NotesEedit

  1. [1], from roughguides.com