Lac de Joux

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Lac de Joux
Lac de joux with clouds.jpg
View from the eastern shore
Location Vallée de Joux, Vaud, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°38′16″N 6°17′4″E / 46.63778°N 6.28444°E / 46.63778; 6.28444Coordinates: 46°38′16″N 6°17′4″E / 46.63778°N 6.28444°E / 46.63778; 6.28444
Primary inflows Orbe
Primary outflows (Orbe)
Basin countries Switzerland, France
Max. length 9 km (5.6 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Max. depth 32 m (105 ft)
Surface elevation 1,004 m (3,294 ft)
Settlements Le Chenit, L'Abbaye, Le Pont

Lac de Joux is a lake in the Vallée de Joux in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. With a surface area of 9.5 km², it is the largest lake in Switzerland lying above 1,000 metres.[1] Lac de Joux is located in the Jura Mountains.

Lac de Joux (jan. 2008)


  1. ^ See List of lakes in Switzerland for details.

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