Lac La Martre

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Lac La Martre
Lac La Martre Northwest Territories Canada locator 01.jpg
Location Northwest Territories
Coordinates 63°21′N 117°58′W / 63.350°N 117.967°W / 63.350; -117.967 (Lac La Martre)Coordinates: 63°21′N 117°58′W / 63.350°N 117.967°W / 63.350; -117.967 (Lac La Martre)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 1,687 km2 (651 sq mi)
Surface elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Frozen Mid October to mid June
Settlements community of Whatì

Lac La Martre, is the third largest lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada.[1] It is located approximately 125 mi (201 km) northwest of the territorial capital of Yellowknife. The Tlicho community of Whati (formerly called Lac La Martre) is located on the east shore of Lac La Martre.

Fauna[edit]

The lake is located on a main north/south bird migration route. Hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and other migratory bird species gather to feed in the marshes.[2]

Demographics[edit]

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Whatì, a small First Nations community with a population of 460, is located nearby.

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