Van, Turkey

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Van
City
A view from Van
Van, Turkey is located in Turkey
Van
Van
Coordinates: 38°29′39″N 43°22′48″E / 38.49417°N 43.38000°E / 38.49417; 43.38000
Government
 • Mayor Bekir Kaya (BDP)
Area
 • Total 2,289 km2 (884 sq mi)
Elevation 1,730 m (5,680 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 367,419

Van ( Kurdish: Wan Armenie: ՎանVan,[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]

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

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  1. Slovar sovremennikh geographicheskikh nazvaniy (in Russian) / 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
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  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 http://www.tesev.org.tr/UD_OBJS/PDF/DEMP/TESEV_VanActionPlanReport.pdf.
  6. http://www.sanalda1numara.net/dogu-anadolu-bolgesi/166142-van-ili-tarihcesi-yuzolcumu-nufus-ve-sosyal-yapi-ilceleri.html Van Central district (sanalda1numara.net)

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