Paranoá Lake

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Coordinates: 15°46′50″S 47°49′21″W / 15.78056°S 47.82250°W / -15.78056; -47.82250

Paranoá Lake
Brasilia ParanoaLake sun.jpg
Location Brasília
Type artificial lake
Primary inflows Ribeirão do Torto, Ribeirão do Gama, Ribeirão Riacho Fundo, Ribeirão Bananal
Basin countries Brazil
Surface area 48 km²
Average depth 12 m
Max. depth 38 m
Shore length1 80 km
Islands Ilha do Paranoá
Ilha do Retiro
Ilha dos Clubes
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Paranoá Lake, or Lago do Paranoá, is an artificial lake located in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. On the east side of the city, the Paranoá River has been dammed to form this large lake, which has a circumference of 80 km (50 mi). Around its shores are embassies and consulates, sports clubs, restaurants, the northern and southern residential areas Setor Habitacional Norte and Sul, the University of Brasília, the Olympic Center, and the Palácio da Alvorada (Palace of the Dawn), the official residence of the President of the Republic.