This article is about the town. For the river, see Tigris. For the given name and surname, see Dicle (name).
Coordinates: TR 38°22′30″N 40°04′24″E / 38.37500°N 40.07333°E / 38.37500; 40.07333Coordinates: TR 38°22′30″N 40°04′24″E / 38.37500°N 40.07333°E / 38.37500; 40.07333
Country  Turkey
Province Diyarbakır
  District 704.98 km2 (272.19 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 9,023
  District 40,356
  District density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Post code 21830

Dicle (Ottoman Turkish: پيران,[3] Kurdish: Pîran, Zazaki: Piran) is a town and district of Diyarbakır Province, Turkey. The population was 8,436 in 2010.

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.


  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. 407.

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