Lake Çıldır

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Lake Çıldır
Lake Cildir NASA.jpg
seen from space (false color)
Location Ardahan Province
Coordinates 41°02′33″N 43°15′19″E / 41.0425°N 43.2552778°E / 41.0425; 43.2552778Coordinates: 41°02′33″N 43°15′19″E / 41.0425°N 43.2552778°E / 41.0425; 43.2552778
Type Freshwater
Basin countries Turkey
Surface area 123.00 km2 (47.49 sq mi)
Average depth 42 m (138 ft)
Surface elevation 1,900 m (6,200 ft)

Lake Çıldır (Turkish: Çıldır Gölü, Georgian: ჩრდილი, ჩრდილის ტბა) - Chrdilis tba (original etymology of the word Çıldır - meaning lake of shadows, Armenian: Ծովակ Հյուսիսո - Tzovák Hiusisó) is a large freshwater lake in the Ardahan Province, northeastern part of Turkey. It is located at 41°02′33″N 43°15′19″E / 41.0425°N 43.2552778°E / 41.0425; 43.2552778, close to the borders with Georgia and Armenia. Lake Çıldır is located at the elevation of about 1,900 m (6,200 ft) and is surrounded by a mountainous region. It has an area of 123.00 km2 (47.49 sq mi) and a maximum depth of about 42 m (138 ft). Water from the lake is used for irrigation.

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