Palić Lake

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Lake Palić
Palićko jezero / Палићко језеро
Palic lake view.jpg
Coordinates 46°03′N 19°45′E / 46.050°N 19.750°E / 46.050; 19.750Coordinates: 46°03′N 19°45′E / 46.050°N 19.750°E / 46.050; 19.750
Basin countries Serbia
Surface area 4.2 km²
Average depth 2 m

Palić Lake (Serbian: Палићко језеро, Palićko jezero) is a lake situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Subotica, near the town of Palić, in Serbia. It covers an area of 3.8 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi). The average depth of the lake is 2 metres (6 ft 7 in).

History and development[edit]

The origin of the lake remains hidden deep in the past. It is known to have dried up on several occasions, always being refilled. A park was established in 1840 when it was discovered that the lake water and mud on the waste land where winds went wild and the sun beat down on all things living had salubrious properties. The health spa's natural environment was fostered. The Great Park has since been redesigned and additional greenery planted, originally occupying an area of about 9 hectares (22 acres), today taking up about 19 hectares (47 acres).

Features[edit]

Lake Palić is considered a protected area and a Park of Nature. The entire coast of the lake is well arranged and it is some 17 kilometres (11 mi) long. The coast is very attractive for its walking paths, bicycle riding or coach driving paths. The mineral water springs have a temperature of 25 °C (77 °F), and the mud of the lake is rich in important mineral substances with curative characteristics. Lake Palić is a spa resort.

Panoramic Lake Palić (autumn 2005)

Tourism[edit]

A villa with casino and a cafe, one of many tourist villas surrounding Lake Palić

Lake Palić is the most popular tourist destination in Vojvodina, and the fifth most popular in Serbia. It offers various pleasures to the visitors, which are coming every year in greater number. Palić is ideal place for young people, as well as for older tourists.

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