Lake Biograd

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Lake Biograd
Biogradsko jezero (2).JPG
LocationKolašin, northern Montenegro
Coordinates42°53′52″N 19°36′2″E / 42.89778°N 19.60056°E / 42.89778; 19.60056Coordinates: 42°53′52″N 19°36′2″E / 42.89778°N 19.60056°E / 42.89778; 19.60056
Typeglacial lake
Primary inflowsBiograd river
Primary outflowsJezerstica
Basin countriesMontenegro
Max. length870 m (2,850 ft)
Max. width261 m (856 ft)
Surface area228,500 m2 (2,460,000 sq ft)
Average depth4.5 m (15 ft)
Max. depth12.1 m (40 ft)
Surface elevation1,094 m (3,589 ft)

Lake Biograd (Montenegrin: Biogradsko jezero, Биоградско језеро) is a lake in Kolašin municipality, in northern Montenegro. It is a glacial lake, located on the Bjelasica Mountain, within Biogradska Gora national park.

Geography[edit]

Lake Biograd is located in the heart of Biogradska Gora national park, on an altitude of 1,094 m. It is the biggest and most attractive lake of 7 glacial lakes scattered across the national park. It has an area of 228,500 m², and average depth of 4,5 m.

The maximum depth is 12,1 m. The lake is 870 m long and 261 m wide. It is filled by Biograd river, a permanent tributary, and few periodical streams. Its outflow is Jezerstica.