Liangzi Lake

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Liangzi Lake
Coordinates 30°14′N 114°29′E / 30.233°N 114.483°E / 30.233; 114.483Coordinates: 30°14′N 114°29′E / 30.233°N 114.483°E / 30.233; 114.483
Lake type Fresh water lake
Catchment area 3,265 km2 (1,261 sq mi)
Basin countries China
Max. length 31.7 km (20 mi)
Max. width 12.3 km (8 mi)
Surface area 304.3 km2 (100 sq mi)
Average depth 4.16 m (14 ft)
Max. depth 6.2 m (20 ft)
Water volume 1,265×10^6 m3 (44.7×10^9 cu ft)
Surface elevation 20 m (66 ft)

Liangzi LakeChinese: 梁子湖; pinyin: Liángzǐ Hú)is a freshwater lake in China, it is located in the southeastern part of Hubei Province (rural area south of Wuhan), situated in the south bank of the middle reaches of Yangtze River. The lake is 304.3 km 2, with a drainage area of 3265 km 2, an elevation of 20 m, length 31.7 km and mean width 9.6 km (max 12.3 m).[1] The shoreline of lake is sinuous.

Administratively, the lake is divided between the Jiangxia District of Wuhan City and the Liangzihu District (itself named after the lake) of Ezhou City.

The lake is rich in fish and it is the origin of Wuchang Bream.


  1. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 193. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.