Van Province

province of Turkey

Van (Turkish: Van ili) is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border. It is 19,069 km2 in area and has a population of 1,035,418 at the end of 2010. Kurds form the majority.


In the 9th century BC, the Van area was the center of the Urartian kingdom.[1] For centuries after that, the area was a major Armenian population center. After World War I Armenian population was forced to leave and was cleansed during the Armenian Genocide.

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  1. European History in a World Perspective - Page 68 by Shepard Bancroft Clough

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Coordinates: 38°29′57″N 43°40′13″E / 38.49917°N 43.67028°E / 38.49917; 43.67028