Van Tourism, Turkey

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Van (Armenian: Վան; Kurdish: Wan‎; Ottoman Turkish: فان‎) is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. The city has a long history as a major urban area. It has been a large city since the first millennium BC, initially as the capital of Urartu in the 9th century BC and later as the center of the Armenian Kingdom of Vaspurakan. It remained an important center of Armenian culture until the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Today, Van has a Kurdish majority and a sizable Turkish minority. In 2010 the official population figure for Van was 367,419, but many estimates put it much higher with a 1996 estimate stating 500,000 and former Mayor Burhan Yengun is quoted as saying it may be as high as 600,000. The Van Central district stretches over 2,289 square kilometres (884 square miles).

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Facts and Stats for Van*

  • Pollution Statistics in Van

    Know the pollution level of Van before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Van - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 60.92 (High)
    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.55 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.87 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.78 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Van

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Van

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 17.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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