Hong Lake

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Hong Lake
Location Hubei
Coordinates 29°50′52″N 113°20′26″E / 29.847791°N 113.340454°E / 29.847791; 113.340454Coordinates: 29°50′52″N 113°20′26″E / 29.847791°N 113.340454°E / 29.847791; 113.340454
Surface area 348 km2 (134 sq mi)
Settlements Honghu

Hong Lake (Chinese: 洪湖; pinyin: Hóng Hú) is a 348 km2 (134 sq mi) freshwater lake in the municipal region of Jingzhou, in central China's Hubei province.

Its name originates from: Hong (洪;) vast, immense; flood, deluge + Hu (湖) lake, and is used as the name for the nearby town of Honghu.

It is known for its lotus flowers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_travel/2003-09/24/content_34334.htm Honghu Lake at Chinaculture.org