Loch Van

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Loch Van
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Frae space, September 1996
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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.

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