Lake Šas

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Lake Šas
Šasko Jezero / Шаско Језеро
Liqeni i Shasit
Sasko jesero.jpg
LocationUlcinj Municipality
Coordinates41°58′23″N 19°20′02″E / 41.973°N 19.334°E / 41.973; 19.334Coordinates: 41°58′23″N 19°20′02″E / 41.973°N 19.334°E / 41.973; 19.334
Primary outflowsBojana
Basin countriesMontenegro
Max. length3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Max. width1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Surface area5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Max. depth7.8 m (26 ft)
Shore length18.6 km (5.3 mi)
SettlementsŠas
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Šas (Albanian: Liqeni i Shasit; Montenegrin: Šasko Jezero / Шаско Језеро, Šasko Blato / Шаско Блато) is a lake located north-east of Ulcinj, near the village of Šas, in Montenegro. It is bordered geographically by Briska Gora (Mali i Brisë) to the southwest, Fraskanjelsko Polje (Këneta e Fraskanjellit) to the east, Ambulsko Brdo (Mali i Amullit) and Šasko Brdo (Mali i Shasit) to the northeast and the Brisko Polje (Fusha e Brisë) to the northwest. Geopolitically, Briska Gora lies to the southwest of Lake Šas, Fraskanjel lies to the east and Ambula and Šas to the northeast. The area of this lake is 5.5 km², it is 3.2 km long and 1.5 km wide. The max depth is 7.8 m. The shore of the lake is about 8.6 km.

It is also known as Little Lake Scutari, because it has the same flora and fauna as Lake Scutari, which is much larger in size than Lake Šas. In warmer months, the lake is populated with large numbers of different bird species.

Fauna[edit]

List of bird species that have been found in Lake Šas:

See also[edit]