Hakkari is a city in the far southeast of Turkey. The name Hakkari comes from the Aramaic Akkare (ܐܟܪ̈ܐ) because of its Assyrian indigenous population, meaning 'farmers'. Today the city has a population of 58,145 (2000 census) and is the capital of Hakkari Province.
Hâkkari has a hot dry-summer continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dsa) with a very dry summer. The winters are cold and snowy with an average of −5 °C (23 °F). The lowest recorded temperature was −22.7 °C (−8.86 °F) on 7 February 1997. The summer are hot and dry with an average of 25 °C (76 °F). The highest recorded temperature was 37 °C (98.6 °F) on 2 August 1991.