[coverattach=1]Şırnak is a Turkish province in southeastern Anatolia. It has a population of 403,607 (2006 est). The population was 353,197 in 2000. Kurds form the majority.
Şırnak has some mountainous regions in the west and the south, but the majority of the province consists of plateaus, resulting from the many rivers that cross it. These include the Tigris, and its tributaries Hezil and Kızılsu, and also Çağlayan. The most important mountains are the Cudi (2089 m), the Gabar, the Namaz and the Altın. In some sources, Cudi is cited as the site where Noah's Ark finally reached dry land. The Kurdish name of the city Şirnex means City of Noah.
Famous 16th century Kurdish poet and sufi, Malaye Jaziri, was born in this region.
Şırnak province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):