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Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa in daily language, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 482,323 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. It is a city with primary Kurdish and Arabic population. Urfa is situated on a plain about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. Urfa's climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.
- also known as Şanlıurfa, Turkey
- part of Turkey, Southeastern Anatolia Region, Şanlıurfa Province
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- official website: www.sanliurfa.gov.tr
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