|Provincial capital:||Van (Turkey)|
|Population density:||52.9 inhabitants / km²|
|Seats in Parliament:||8th|
In 2017 there were 1,106,891 inhabitants in the province of Van on an area of 20,921 km².
Van has been a big city ( Büyükşehir belediyesi ) since 2012 . After an administrative reform in 2014, all districts are directly subordinate to the Lord Mayor of Van. The former municipalities ( Belediye ) were downgraded to the rank of Muhtar . The former central Merkez district was divided into two new districts called İpekyolu and Tuşba in 2012. The 13 rural districts (also districts, Ilçe ) now also form the city districts:
|Code 1||County name||Kurdish
on December 31, 2017 3
(inh. Per km²)
|Sex ratio 4||Average
|3824||Gurpinar||Payizava or Xawesor||4,028||35,155||79||8.7||965||25.92||4.1.1936|
|3827||Edremit||Artemet||515||124,375||28||241.5||999||25.70||May 20, 1990|
|3828||Saray||Mahmûdî||872||20,972||27||24.1||927||24.53||May 20, 1990|
|52451||Tuşba||1,948||156.717||67||80.5||932||25.52||December 6, 2012|
|52455||İpekyolu||956||300,796||50||314.6||995||26.35||December 6, 2012|
1 Excel file of the Interior Ministry
two surface 2014
3 population projection on 31 December 2017
4 gender relations (sex ratio): Number of women per 1000 men (calculated)
5 ranking in UrbiStat
6 PDF of the Interior Ministry
With the administrative reform, the villages disappeared and were converted into city districts ( Mahalle ). At the end of 2012 there were still 579 villages with a total population of 442,082 inhabitants (an average of 763.5 inhabitants per village). This corresponded to a share of the provincial population (1,051,975) of 42 percent. 148 of these villages had more than 1,000 inhabitants, the largest being Bardakçı in Merkez Bucağı.
The following table shows the annual population level at the end of the year after updating by the address-based population register (ADNKS) introduced in 2007. The 2011 census, however, even found 1,059,734 inhabitants, a deviation of 3.5%.
Later the region became a center again in the reign of the Armenian king Tigranes II. , Who ruled the city of Tigranakert in the 1st century BC. . Chr founded. After the city was largely destroyed by Russian troops during the First World War , it was rebuilt near the old city after the war. Until then, than under the Vilayet Governor Cevdet Bey to Massakrierungen by the Muslim population came, it was as Ottoman province of Van , a largely Armenian population .
On July 2, 2004, the province governor was bombed in the city of Van. Three people died and 24 others were injured, some seriously.
A strong earthquake in 1976 killed 4,000 people in the region. On October 23, 2011, another serious earthquake struck near Erciş .
In the referendum to amend the constitution , 57.27% of the valid votes in the province voted against it, only İlçe Bahçesaray, Gevaş and Gürpinar decided in favor of changing the constitution.
Van is the second largest city in southeastern Turkey. Over half of the population voted for the People's Democratic Party. In second place is the Justice and Recovery Party.
|2018 general election results from Van|
|Halkların Democracy Partisi||59.3%|
|Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi||31.8%|
|Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi||3.1%|
|Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi||2.6%|
Van is also known for its cats. The semi- long-haired Vankat often has two different eye colors and is in demand all over the world. A tourist attraction is the Armenian Church of the Holy Cross ( Armenian Սուրբ խաչ , Surb Chatsch / Surb xač ) on the island of Akdamar in Lake Van.
- Official website of the Culture and Tourism Directorate
- Official website of the Vans security department
- Official website of the Vans Education Department
- Official website of the Vans Health Department
- Turkish Institute for Statistics , accessed on November 11, 2018
- Website of the Van Province
- Directorate General of Mapping (PDF file 0.25 MB)
-  , accessed on November 11, 2018
- UrbiStat.com , accessed November 11, 2018
-  TARİH (1) .pdf 1.4 MB
- Sabah.com , accessed on November 11, 2018