List of lakes in Kosovo

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Kosovo[a] is home to five large lakes. The largest of these is Gazivoda Lake which if found in the north-western part of Kosovo in the municipality of Zubin Potok. These are five of the largest lakes in Kosovo:

Lake Area (km²) Altit. (m) Depth (m) (Million m³) Type Characteristics
1. Gazivoda Lake [1] 9.2 693 105 380 artificial industrial reservoir (Ibar River)
2. Radoniq lake 5.06 113 artificial industrial reservoir (Sosnica)
3. Batlava Lake [1] 3.07 600 35 40 artificial industrial reservoir (Batlava)
4. Badovc Lake [2] 1.7 29 26 artificial industrial reservoir (Gračanka)
5.. Fierza Reservoir [3] 2.46 295 128 artificial hydroelectric reservoir (Drin River)


  • Gazivoda Lake is shared between Kosovo and Serbia. The total area of the lake is 11.9km², while Serbia has less than one third of it (2.7km²).
  • Fierza Lake is shared between Kosovo and Albania. The total area of the lake is 73km², while Kosovo has only 2.46km²of it.

Other lakes[edit]

Other, smaller lakes are to be found in Kosovo as well. These three lakes are located in the west and are all fed by tributaries of the South Morava:

Many smaller beautiful lakes are found on the mountains (Prokletije and Šar Mountains). Leqinat lake and Small Lićenat Lake are found on Liqenat mountain, and Zemra Lake and Đeravica Lake are found near the peak of Đeravica.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b Jovan Đ. Marković (1990): Enciklopedijski geografski leksikon Jugoslavije; Svjetlost-Sarajevo; ISBN 86-01-02651-6
  2. ^ Istitue of Statistics, Albania
  3. ^ Istitue of Statistics, Albania