Lake Dysnai

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Lake Dysnai
Location Ignalina district, Lithuania
Coordinates 55°29′21″N 26°19′59″E / 55.48917°N 26.33306°E / 55.48917; 26.33306Coordinates: 55°29′21″N 26°19′59″E / 55.48917°N 26.33306°E / 55.48917; 26.33306
Primary outflows Dysna
Basin countries Lithuania
Max. length 10.6 km (6.6 mi)[1]
Max. width 4.7 km (2.9 mi)
Surface area 24.01 km2 (9.27 sq mi)
Average depth 3 m (9.8 ft)
Max. depth 6 m (20 ft)
Shore length1 36.7 km (22.8 mi)
Islands 6 (.25 km2 (0.097 sq mi)[1])
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

The Lake Dysnai is the second largest lake in Lithuania.[1] With average depth of only 6 m (20 ft) it is one of the shallowest lakes in Lithuania.[2] It is located in the Ignalina district municipality, about 3 km (1.9 mi) south from Dūkštas city. Dūkštas Train Station is the closest train station to the Lake Dysnai (route Vilnius-Turmantas). It is approximately a 2 hours ride by train from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

Dysnai is connected with the Lake Dysnykštis. Dysna River, tributary to the Daugava River, flows through the Lake Dysnai. Since 1988, the lake host annual festival Dysnai by workers of nearby Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Ežerai" (in Lithuanian). Ignalina Public Library. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  2. ^ Kindurys, Gintautas. "Ekologija" (in Lithuanian). Ignalina district municipality. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  3. ^ Festival