Lac de Joux

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Lac de Joux
Lac de joux with clouds.jpg
View from the eastern shore
Location Vallée de Joux, Vaud, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°38′16″N 6°17′4″E / 46.63778°N 6.28444°E / 46.63778; 6.28444Coordinates: 46°38′16″N 6°17′4″E / 46.63778°N 6.28444°E / 46.63778; 6.28444
Primary inflows Orbe
Primary outflows (Orbe)
Basin countries Switzerland, France
Max. length 9 km
Max. width 1 km
Surface area 9.5 km²
Max. depth 32 m
Surface elevation 1,004 m
Settlements Le Chenit, L'Abbaye, Le Pont

Lac de Joux is a lake in the Vallée de Joux in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. With a surface area of 9.5 km², it is the largest lake in Switzerland lying above 1,000 metres.[1] Lac de Joux is located in the Jura Mountains.


  1. ^ See List of lakes in Switzerland for details.
Lac de Joux (jan. 2008)

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