Lake Skadar

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Lake Skadar (Albanian: Liqeni i Shkodrës, pronounced [liˈcɛni i ˈʃkɔdrəs]; Montenegrin and Serbian: Скадарско језеро, Skadarsko jezero, pronounced [skâdarskɔː jɛ̂zɛrɔ]) — also called Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra — lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. It is named after the city of Shkodër in northern Albania (Albanian: Shkodër or Shkodra, Serbian: Скадар, Skadar, Italian: Scutari). It is a karst lake.

Location               Albania–Montenegro border

Coordinates       42°10N 19°19ECoordinates: 42°10N 19°19E

Primary inflows                 Morača

Primary outflows             Bojana

Basin countries                 Albania, Montenegro

Max. length        44 km (27 mi)

Max. width         14 km (8.7 mi)

Surface area       370–530 km2 (140–200 sq mi)

Average depth 5.01 m (16.4 ft)

Max. depth        8.3 m (27 ft)[1] 44 m (144 ft)[citation needed]

Water volume   1,931.62×106 m3 (68.215×109 cu ft)

Shore length1    207 km (129 mi) is total length of coastline (including islands).

Surface elevation             6 m (20 ft)

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