Kartsakhi Lake

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Lake Kartsakhi
Georgian: კარწახის ტბა
Turkish: Aktaş Gölü
Location GeorgiaTurkey border
Coordinates 41°12′54″N 43°13′16″E / 41.21500°N 43.22111°E / 41.21500; 43.22111Coordinates: 41°12′54″N 43°13′16″E / 41.21500°N 43.22111°E / 41.21500; 43.22111
Surface elevation 1,800 metres (5,906 ft)
Lake Kartsakhi is located in Georgia (country)
Lake Kartsakhi
Lake Kartsakhi
Location in Georgia

Kartsakhi Lake (Georgian: კარწახის ტბა, karts'akhis tba), or Lake Khozapini (Georgian: ხოზაფინის ტბა, khozap'inis tba; Turkish: Hazapin Gölü), or Lake Aktaş (Turkish: Aktaş Gölü), is a lake in the Caucasus Mountains. It sits on the international border between Georgia and Turkey.

It is the second largest lake in Georgia, covering an area of 26.3 or 26.6 square kilometres at an altitude of 1799 m.[1][2] An important bird habitat, it holds one of the largest populations of Eurasian eagle-owl in the country, with the Dalmatian pelican and great white pelican. [3] The village of Kartsakhi lies near its northeastern bank.


  1. ^ Hlavinek, Petr (2008). Dangerous pollutants (xenobiotics) in urban waters cycle. Springer. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-4020-6800-3. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich (1982). Great Soviet encyclopedia. Macmillan. p. 195. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Evans, M. I.; Heath, Melanie F.; International, BirdLife (2000). Important bird areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation. BirdLife International. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-946888-35-1. Retrieved 6 October 2011.