Lake As Pontes

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Lake As Pontes
Lago y pueblo de As Pontes.jpg
Location As Pontes, A Coruña, Galicia
Coordinates 43°27′27″N 7°56′55″W / 43.4574°N 7.9486°W / 43.4574; -7.9486Coordinates: 43°27′27″N 7°56′55″W / 43.4574°N 7.9486°W / 43.4574; -7.9486
Type artificial
Primary inflows Eume
Basin countries Spain
Managing agency Endesa
First flooded 2008
Max. length 5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 865 ha (2,140 acres)
Average depth 150 m (490 ft)
Max. depth 206 m (676 ft)
Shore length1 17.8 km (11.1 mi)
Settlements As Pontes
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake As Pontes (Spanish: Lago de As Pontes, Galician: Lago das Pontes) is an artificial lake in the municipality of As Pontes, Galicia (Spain).

The site of the lake is a former Lignite mine operated by Spanish energy company Endesa. Once filled it will be the largest lake in Spain.

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