Võrtsjärv

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Võrtsjärv
Rõngu jõe suue 2007.jpg
Location Estonia
Coordinates 58°17′N 26°02′E / 58.283°N 26.033°E / 58.283; 26.033Coordinates: 58°17′N 26°02′E / 58.283°N 26.033°E / 58.283; 26.033
Primary inflows Väike Emajõgi
Tänassilma
Õhne
Tarvastu
Primary outflows Emajõgi
Catchment area 3,100 km²
Basin countries Estonia, Latvia
Surface area 270 km²
Average depth 2.7 m
Max. depth 6 m
Water volume 0.8 km³
Shore length1 96 km
Surface elevation 33.7 m
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Võrtsjärv (German: Wirzsee) is a lake in southern Estonia with an area of 270 km² (104 mi²). It is the second largest lake of Estonia. The shallow lake is 33.7 m (111 ft) above sea level. The river Emajõgi flows from Lake Võrtsjärv to Lake Peipus.

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