|• Mayor||Yılmaz Şalan (HDP)|
|• Kaymakam||Erkan Savar|
|• District||1,049.17 km2 (405.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,700 m (5,600 ft)|
|• District density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
Mehmet Ali Tunç was elected mayor in the local elections 2014. He was detained and a trustee was appointed instead in January 2017. In the local elections in March 2019, Yılmaz Şalan from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was elected mayor in the local elections. On the 6 November 2019, Şalan was arrested due to charges relating to terrorism. The current Kaymakam is Erkan Savar.
In the early 2000s, there was reported a lack of teachers. Teachers were teaching more than 50 children per average.
In 1976 an earthquake occurred in Muradiye, Van and caused the death of about 3640 people and leaving 51'000 people homeless.
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