Lake Gunung Tujuh

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Gunung Tujuh
Danau Gunung Tujuh (Indonesian)
تاسيق ڬونوڠ توجوه (Jawi)
Location Jambi, Indonesia
Coordinates 1°42′23″S 101°24′42″E / 1.70639°S 101.41167°E / -1.70639; 101.41167Coordinates: 1°42′23″S 101°24′42″E / 1.70639°S 101.41167°E / -1.70639; 101.41167
Type Caldera
Basin countries Indonesia
Max. length 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Max. width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area 9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Max. depth 40 m (130 ft)
Surface elevation 1,950 m (6,400 ft)

Lake Gunung Tujuh or The Seven Mountain Lake in English is a volcanic crater lake in the province of Jambi, Indonesia, located at 1°42′23″S 101°24′42″E / 1.70639°S 101.41167°E / -1.70639; 101.41167 within Kerinci National Park. Although a young lake, in geologic terms, its surrounding volcano, Mount Tujuh, is old and not immediately obvious as such. The name "Danau Gunung Tujuh" translates as "Seven Mountain Lake," a seeming reference to seven peaks comprising the forested rim. The tallest of them rises 2732m above sea level, while the lake surface sits at 1950m. The lake is a popular overnight hiking destination among Park visitors and is sometimes fished by locals. Mount Kerinci stands nearby.

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