Gazivoda Lake

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Gazivoda Lake
Jezero Gazivode.jpg
Gazivoda Lake
Location Kosovo[a]
Coordinates 42°57′42″N 20°34′1″E / 42.96167°N 20.56694°E / 42.96167; 20.56694Coordinates: 42°57′42″N 20°34′1″E / 42.96167°N 20.56694°E / 42.96167; 20.56694
Primary inflows Ibar
Basin countries Serbia , Kosovo[a]
Max. length 16.5 km (10.3 mi)
Max. width 1.10 km (0.68 mi)
Surface area 11.9 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Average depth 105 m (344 ft)
Surface elevation 694 m (2,277 ft)

Gazivoda Lake (Albanian: Liqeni i Gazivodës, Serbian: Газиводе/Gazivode) is an artificial lake in Serbia and Kosovo[a]. It is the largest lake in Kosovo.[1] Gazivoda Lake has an area of 11.9 km2 (4.6 sq mi), of which 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi) belong to Kosovo and 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi) belong to Central Serbia. The lake is formed by the damming of the Ibar River, which flows into the lake.

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  1. ^ a b c Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ Gail Warrander; Verena Knaus (2010). Kosovo. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 279–. ISBN 978-1-84162-331-3.