Bucura Lake

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Lake Bucura
Lacul Bucura.jpg
LocationRetezat Mountains
Coordinates45°21.5′N 22°52.5′E / 45.3583°N 22.8750°E / 45.3583; 22.8750Coordinates: 45°21.5′N 22°52.5′E / 45.3583°N 22.8750°E / 45.3583; 22.8750
TypeGlacial
Basin countriesRomania
Max. length550 m (1,800 ft)
Max. width225 m (738 ft)
Surface area10.5 ha (26 acres)[1]
Max. depth15.5 m (51 ft)
Water volume625,000 m3 (507 acre⋅ft)
Shore length11,390 m (4,560 ft)
Surface elevation2,040 m (6,690 ft)
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1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Lake Bucura

Lake Bucura is a glacier cirque lake, situated in the Retezat Mountains, in Romania. It is located south of the main ridge, at the base of Peleaga Peak, and at an altitude of about 2,040 m.

It is the largest glacier lake in Romania, having an area of over 105,000 square metres. It is 550 m in length, 160 m in width on average, and 225 m maximum width, for a perimeter of 1,390 m. The maximum depth is 15.5 m, and the volume 625,000 m³.

Lake Bucura and alpine camping site

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