Tatvan

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Tatvan
Tatvan is located in Turkey
Tatvan
Tatvan
Coordinates: 38°30′08″N 42°16′53″E / 38.50222°N 42.28139°E / 38.50222; 42.28139Coordinates: 38°30′08″N 42°16′53″E / 38.50222°N 42.28139°E / 38.50222; 42.28139
Country Turkey
Province Bitlis
Government
 • Mayor Fettah Aksoy (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Orhan Şefik Güldibi
Area[1]
 • District 1,606.46 km2 (620.26 sq mi)
Elevation 1,690 m (5,540 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 67,035
 • District 85,490
 • District density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Post code 13200
Website www.tatvan.bel.tr

Tatvan (Armenian: Դատվան Datvan, Kurdish: Têtwan) is a city at the western end of Lake Van, and is the regional center of the identically-named district within Bitlis Province in eastern Turkey. It has about 96,000 inhabitants. The mayor is Fettah Aksoy (AKP).

Transport[edit]

Tatvan is connected by train ferry across 96 km of Lake Van to Van which avoids 250 km of railway construction in mountainous terrain. This is a low capacity route which will be replaced by a proper railway when traffic increases.

Overview of Tatvan from Nemrut-Dagi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 

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