Loch Van

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Loch Van
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Frae space, September 1996
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Coordinates 38°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
Teep saline loch
Primary inflows Karasu, Hoşap, Güzelsu, Bendimahi, Zilan an Yeniköprü streams[1]
Primar ootflows none
Catchment aurie 12,500 km2 (4,800 sq mi)[1]
Basin kintras Turkey
Max. lenth 119 km (74 mi)
Surface aurie 3,755 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Average deepth 171 m (561 ft)
Max. deepth 451 m (1,480 ft)[2]
Watter vollum 607 km3 (146 cu mi)[2]
Shore lenth1 430 km (270 mi)
Surface elevation 1,640 m (5,380 ft)
Islands Akdamar, Çarpanak (Ktuts), Adır (Lim), Kuş (Arter)
Settlements Van, Tatvan, Ahlat, Erciş
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

Loch Van (Turkis: Van Gölü, [Վանա լիճ, Vana lič̣] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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) 
  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