Jinyang Lake

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Jinyang Lake
Jinu Jinyang lake.jpg
Location South Gyeongsang Province
Coordinates 35°10′19″N 128°01′53″E / 35.17194°N 128.03139°E / 35.17194; 128.03139Coordinates: 35°10′19″N 128°01′53″E / 35.17194°N 128.03139°E / 35.17194; 128.03139
Type reservoir
Basin countries South Korea
Surface area 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Korean name
Hangul 진양호
Hanja 晉陽湖
Revised Romanization Jinyang-ho
McCune–Reischauer Chinyang-ho

Jinyang Lake is a reservoir covering portions of Jinju and Sacheon in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. The water surface covers approximately 29 km². It was formed in 1970, by the construction of a dam where the Gyeongho and Deokcheon rivers join to form the Nam River.

Most of the Jinju side of the lake is a city park, which was established in 1998. The area has become a popular local attraction, with hotels, restaurants, a small zoo, and the Jinju Land amusement park.

Jinyang Lake, like several other regions in the Nakdong River basin, is home to a population of endangered European otters.

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