Infobox Province TR
region = Eastern Anatolia
name = Van
licence = 65
total population = 1,012,707
Its adjacent provinces are Bitlis to the west, Siirt to the southwest, Şırnak and Hakkari to the south, and Agri to the north. The capital is Van. The province and the surrounding area is the home of famous Van kedisi (Van cat).
9th century BC, the Van area was the center of the Urartian kingdom [European History in a World Perspective - Page 68 by Shepard Bancroft Clough] . In Ancient - part of Greater Armenia. In 908- 1021was central part of Armenian Kingom of Vaspurakan, then joined Byzantine Empire. With the Seljuk victory at the Battle of Malazgirtin 1071, just north of Lake Van[http://historymedren.about.com/od/aentries/a/11_alparslan.htm] , it became a part of Seljuk Empireand later the Ottoman Empire. For centuries after that, the area was a major Armenian population center. After World War I, the Armenian population was forced to leave or was ethnically cleansed (see Armenian Genocide).
Ottoman Armenian Population
* [http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/van Pictures of the capital of this province]
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