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(vän), 1,453 sq mi (3,763 sq km), largest lake in Turkey, in E Turkey 65 mi (105 km) SW of Mt. AraratArarat
, Turkish Ağri Daği, name of two mountains, Little Ararat (12,877 ft/3,925 m) and Great Ararat (16,945 ft/5,165 m), E Turkey, near the Iranian and Armenian borders. The tradition that Mt.
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. Some 75 mi (120 km) long, the lake is alkaline and has no outlet; the city of VanVan
, city (1990 pop. 153,525), capital of Van prov., E Turkey, near the eastern shore of Lake Van, at an altitude of 5,659 ft (1,725 m). It is the trade center for a fruit- and grain-growing region.
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 is near the lake's east shore. The region around the lake was the site of the ancient kingdom of UrartuUrartu
, ancient kingdom of Armenia and N Mesopotamia, centered about Lake Van in present-day E Turkey. It was the biblical Ararat. Urartu flourished from the 13th cent. to the 7th cent. B.C., but was most powerful in the 8th cent. B.C., when it ruled over most of N Syria.
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 (or Ararat) and is traditionally regarded as the cradle of ancient ArmeniaArmenia
, Armenian Hayastan, officially Republic of Armenia, republic (2015 est. pop. 2,917,000), 11,500 sq mi (29,785 sq km), in the S Caucasus. Armenia is bounded by Turkey on the west, Azerbaijan on the east (the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan is on its
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. On the island of Akdamar (or Akhtamar) is the restored Armenian Church of the Holy Cross (915–21).
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In this study, the socio-economic and agricultural production structures of Ispiriz Mountain which is an Important Plant Habitat contains different types of plants which are under threat or endemic and rarely exists in the basin of Van Lake and the Delta of Bendimahi which is an important watery field and contains bird species which are at risk of extinction have been examined and basic principles have been set out for preservation of these two important fields of the basin.
In November 2009, Aksa won the tender for Coruh Electricity Distribution Region (northeastern provinces of Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane) and following in February 2010 became the preferred bidder for Van Lake (eastern provinces of Mus, Bitlis, Van and Hakkari) and Firat Electricity Distribution Regions and the last region is in August 2010, Aksa won the tender for Trakya Electricity Distribution Region (northwestern provinces of Edirne, Kirklareli and Tekirdag).
Urartu, one of the ancient civilizations in Anatolia, was an Iron Age kingdom, centered on Van Lake in Eastern Turkey.
The four grids are Camlibel in central Anatolian region, Firat in eastern Turkey, Uludag in northwestern Turkey and Van Lake in southeastern Turkey.
Two such obvious projects, namely upgrading Quetta-Taftan segments, and railways bypass around Van Lake, had been forwarded through the Secretariat to the Islamic Development Bank for financial contribution.
Similar pollen data from Turkey were obtained from the Van Lake core (Van Zeist & Woldring, 1978).