Lice, Turkey

Coordinates: TR 38°27′0″N 40°39′0″E / 38.45000°N 40.65000°E / 38.45000; 40.65000Coordinates: TR 38°27′0″N 40°39′0″E / 38.45000°N 40.65000°E / 38.45000; 40.65000
Country  Turkey
Province Diyarbakır
  Mayor Rezan Zoğurlu (BDP)
  Kaymakam Mehmet Kurt
  District 1,025.83 km2 (396.08 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 11,271
  District 27,414
  District density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Post code 21700

Lice (pronounced [ˈlidʒe]), (Ottoman Turkish: ليجه,[3] Kurdish: Licê, لجێ, Zazaki: Lıcê) is a Turkish district of Diyarbakır Province in Turkey. The population was 9,644 in 2010. It is located 90 km (56 mi) from the capital, Diyarbakır. The mayor is Rezan Zoğurlu (BDP).

The Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, was founded in the village of Fis, in Lice district on November 27, 1978.[4]


  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. 340.
  4. Turkey-PKK peace process unravels in Lice by Cengiz Çandar in Al Monitor (9 June 2014)

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