Lake Van

Local nameVan Gölü
LocationEastern Anatolia Region, Turkey

Lake Van, the largest lake in Anatolia, lies in the far east of Turkey in the provinces of Van and Bitlis. It is a saline soda lake, receiving water from numerous small streams that descend from the surrounding mountains. Lake Van is one of the world's largest endorheic lakes—a volcanic eruption blocked the original outlet from the basin in prehistoric times. Although Lake Van has an altitude of 1,640 m in a region with harsh winters, its high salinity prevents most of it from freezing, and even the shallow northern section freezes only rarely.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Van

Address 13200, Turkey

Coordinates 38°38'36.244" N 42°57'10.113" E

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