Area of Van
Van is in the closed basin of Lake Van in the upper Murat-Van section of eastern Anatolia region on Turkey. From the north, Ağrı province Doğubayazıt Diyadin and dough districts; from the West, Lake Van, Patnos District Bitlis’ Adilcevaz Tatvan and Hizan districts; from the South, Siirt’ Pervari Hakkari province Beytüşşebap and Yüksekova districts are neighboring. To the East is the border with the state of Iran. The territory of the province constitutes 25% of the territory of Turkey with a face measurement of 19.069 km2. Van is the largest province. Van is located in a pit part of the eastern Anatolia region covered with volcanic mountains. The altitude is about 1725 m. Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey, is in a state of hole in the middle of the high mountains. The surrounding high mountains form the border of Van province.
Population of Van province is 1,136,757. İn 2000, there has been an intense migration to the city since 1990. Due to terrorist incidents in the region, a lot of people have migrated to the nearest city which is Van. The demographic structure of the city has also changed considerably.
Van has 13 districts:
During the İndependance Years, with the support of the tribes in the east, the Russians and Armenians, who had withdrawn from the occupied territories in the face of the Turkish campaign, were completely removed from Anatolia and the Turkish army entered van on 2 April 1918 and liberated the city. With the Treaty of Moscow signed on March 16, 1921, the Russians gave up their wishes of Van. On October 29, 1923, the provincial center of van was started by the state and the municipality, infrastructure work was started and the city was rebuilt after the war.
Places to Travel
You can go to Van by plane as there is an airport in Van. Inside the city you can use bus, minibus and taxi. You can also rent a car.
Van is currently managed by Mehmet Emin Bilmez.