Lake Cișmigiu

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Lake Cișmigiu
Lacul Cișmigiu
Cygnus atratus -Cismigiu Gardens, Bucharest, Romania -two swimming-8a.jpg
Location Sector 1, Bucharest
Coordinates 44°26′16.501″N 26°5′25.228″E / 44.43791694°N 26.09034111°E / 44.43791694; 26.09034111Coordinates: 44°26′16.501″N 26°5′25.228″E / 44.43791694°N 26.09034111°E / 44.43791694; 26.09034111
Basin countries Romania
Max. length 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Max. width 50 m (160 ft)
Surface area 29,500 m2 (318,000 sq ft)
Max. depth 2 m (6 ft 7 in)

Lake Cișmigiu is a lake in the center of Bucharest, Sector 1, in Cișmigiu Gardens. The lake has a surface of 29.500 m², a length of 1.3 km, a width of 50 meters and a depth of 1–2 meters. During winter the lake is dried artificially and a skate park is organized on the lake bed.[1] Close to the Lake Cișmigiu in the Cișmigiu Gardens is the much smaller Lake Lebedelor, which is reserved for water birds.

History[edit]

The lake was formed from an old bifurcation of the Dâmbovița River and was known in the time of Matei Basarab as Balta lui Dura neguțătorul.[2]

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