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Skadar Lake is a karst lake situated at the border of Albania and Montenegro . It is the largest lake in the Balkans.

About Skadar Lake

The average depth in Skadar Lake is from 5 to 6 meters but the deepest point is at the level of minus 44 m. The area of the lake varies from 356 km2 to 370 km2, depending on the season. There are several islands in Skadar lake. The largest one is called Vrancina. Then there is Grmozhur Island which used to be a prison, and then there are smaller islands named Starchevo, Korn, Beska, Gorizia and Omerova Gorica. There is also and archipelago named Krayinske which consists of some 50 smaller islands. The lake shore is mostly covered by wetland and it is rich in flora and fauna. Skadar Lake is the last habitat in Europe with more than 270 species of birds, including the rarest ones - the pelicans. There are many protected species of both freshwater and saltwater fish. The part of Skadar Lake in the territory of the state Montenegro has been declared the national park ( 1983) .

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GPS: 42.2458, 19.2426
Altitude: 1 m
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Last update: 2012-07-20 15:36:03

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