Lac d'Enghien

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Lac d'Enghien
Location Enghien-les-Bains, Île-de-France
Coordinates 48°58′15″N 02°18′00″E / 48.97083°N 2.30000°E / 48.97083; 2.30000Coordinates: 48°58′15″N 02°18′00″E / 48.97083°N 2.30000°E / 48.97083; 2.30000
Primary outflows rû d'Enghien
Catchment area 70.38 km2 (27.17 sq mi)
Basin countries France
Max. length 930 m (3,050 ft)
Max. width 350 m (1,150 ft)
Surface area 43 ha (110 acres)
Average depth 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Max. depth 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)
Surface elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Islands 2

Lac d'Enghien is a freshwater lake in France.


Lac d'Enghien is in the Île-de-France region, approximately seven miles north of Paris. Administratively it belongs to the commune of Enghien-les-Bains in the department of Val-d'Oise. It is the department's largest body of water.[1]

Fountain and pier at Lac d'Enghien


The lake is roughly 350 metres (1,150 ft) wide and 930 metres (3,050 ft) long, with a circumference of 3.09 kilometres (1.92 mi) and a total surface area of 43 hectares (110 acres).[2] The lake water is replenished by several small streams: the Corbon, Haras, d'Ermont, and d'Andilly, all of them under 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) long .[3]

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  1. ^ "Relief, géologie et hydrographie" (in French). Direction départementale des Territoires du Val d’Oise (DDT). 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2011. ...lac d’Enghien, plan d’eau le plus important du département. 
  2. ^ "Joyau Naturel: Lac d'Enghien" (in French). Office de Tourisme, Enghien-les-Bain. 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Fiche du bassin versant du lac d'Enghien" (in French). Institut d'amanagement et d'urbanisme de la region Île-de-France (IAURIF). 2007. Archived from the original on November 18, 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2011.