Loch Van (Turkis: Van Gölü, [Վանա լիճ, Vana lič̣] error: {{lang-xx}}: text haes italic markup (help), Kurdish: Gola Wanê‎) is the lairgest loch in Turkey, locatit in the far east o the kintra in the provinces o Van an Bitlis.

Loch Van
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Frae space, September 1996
(tap o image is roughly northwast)
Coordinates38°38′N 42°49′E / 38.633°N 42.817°E / 38.633; 42.817Coordinates: 38°38′N 42°49′E / 38.633°N 42.817°E / 38.633; 42.817
Teepsaline loch
Primary inflowsKarasu, Hoşap, Güzelsu, Bendimahi, Zilan an Yeniköprü streams[1]
Primar ootflowsnone
Catchment aurie12,500 km2 (4,800 sq mi)[1]
Basin kintrasTurkey
Max. lenth119 km (74 mi)
Surface aurie3,755 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Average deepth171 m (561 ft)
Max. deepth451 m (1,480 ft)[2]
Watter vollum607 km3 (146 cu mi)[2]
Shore lenth1430 km (270 mi)
Surface elevation1,640 m (5,380 ft)
IslandsAkdamar, Çarpanak (Ktuts), Adır (Lim), Kuş (Arter)
SettlementsVan, Tatvan, Ahlat, Erciş
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Coskun, M.; Musaoğlu, N. (2004), "Investigation of Rainfall-Runoff Modelling of the Van Lake Catchment by Using Remote Sensing and GIS Integration" (PDF), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Degens, E.T.; Wong, H.K.; Kempe, S.; Kurtman, F. (June 1984), "A geological study of Lake Van, eastern Turkey", International Journal of Earth Sciences, Springer, 73 (2): 701–734, doi:10.1007/BF01824978