is a Turkish
province in the south east of Anatolia
. It was named after the Batman river
, which flows though this area. The province is important because of its oil reserves and production. The oil refinery was founded in 1955. There is a 494 kilometers long oil pipeline from Batman to the Turkish town of Iskenderun
. The province is also of interest from an archaeological point of view.
See also Batman (city) and Batman river.