Ternopil Pond

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Ternopil Pond
Komsomol Lake
Ternopil Lake5.jpg
View of the pond
Location Ternopil, Ternopil Oblast
Coordinates 49°33′52″N 25°34′51″E / 49.56444°N 25.58083°E / 49.56444; 25.58083Coordinates: 49°33′52″N 25°34′51″E / 49.56444°N 25.58083°E / 49.56444; 25.58083
Type Reservoir (Pond)
Basin countries Ukraine
Built March 15, 1548 (1548-03-15)
Islands 2
Settlements Ternopil

Ternopil Pond (Ukrainian: Тернопільський став, known as Komsomol Lake before 1992, non-official Ternopil Lake) is a reservoir in Ternopil, Ukraine. It was created in 1548 by Jan Amor Tarnowski as one link in a chain of fortifications encircling his residence, the Tarnopol Castle. In the 16th century the pond stretched for 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) up to the high dam carrying the Lwów Highway.

The pond, formerly renowned for its fisheries, had silted up by the mid-20th century and was further damaged during the Second World War. It was reconstructed and expanded in 1952 to include a network of marshes bordering the Seret River. There is an old Soviet motor ship still operating on the pond. A local version of the Jet d'Eau was inaugurated in 1975.


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