Van ( Kurdish: WanArmenie: Վան Van,[1] ) is a ceety in sootheastren Turkey an the seat o the Kurdish-majority[2] Van Province, an is locatit on the eastren shore o Lake Van. The ceety's offeecial population in 2010 wis 367,419,[3] but mony estimates put this as hintle heicher wi a 1996 estimate statin 500,000[4] an umwhile Mayor Burhan Yengun quotit as sayin it mey be as heich as 600,000.[5]

A view from Van
A view from Van
Van is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°29′39″N 43°22′48″E / 38.49417°N 43.38000°E / 38.49417; 43.38000
 • MayorBekir Kaya (BDP)
 • Total2,289 km2 (884 sq mi)
1730 m (5,680 ft)
 • Total367,419

The Van Central destrict stretches ower 2,289 square kilometers.[6]

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  1. Slovar sovremennikh geographicheskikh nazvaniy (in Russian)[deid airtin] / Ed. by acad. V.M. Kotliakov, Yekaterinburg, U-Faktoria, 2006
  2. State-Tribe Relations: Kurdish Tribalism in the 16th-and 17th-Century Ottoman Empire, H Ozoglu - British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 1996 - JSTOR
  3. [1] Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. David McDowall, "Modern History of the Kurds," I.B. Tauris, 1996, pg 440
  5. TESEV. "An Assessment of the Van Action Plan for the Internally Displaced" Accessed at Archived 2010-10-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. Archived 2011-11-22 at the Wayback Machine Van Central district (

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  • Hovannisian, Richard G., ed. (2000),  Armenian Van/Vaspurakan , Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces , Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers , OCLC 44774992 Cite has empty unkent parameters: |lastauthoramp=, |laysummary=, and |separator= (help)CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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