Lake Hallwil

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Lake Hallwil
Location Aargau
Coordinates 47°17′N 8°12′E / 47.283°N 8.200°E / 47.283; 8.200Coordinates: 47°17′N 8°12′E / 47.283°N 8.200°E / 47.283; 8.200
Primary inflows Aabach
Primary outflows Aabach
Catchment area 128 km2 (49 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 8.4 km (5.2 mi)
Max. width 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Surface area 10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Average depth 28 m (92 ft)
Max. depth 48 m (157 ft)
Water volume 0.285 km3 (231,000 acre⋅ft)
Residence time 3.9 years
Surface elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Settlements Beinwil am See, Meisterschwanden, Seengen

Lake Hallwil (German: Hallwilersee) is a lake largely in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, located at 47°17′N 8°12′E / 47.283°N 8.200°E / 47.283; 8.200. It is the largest lake in Aargau and lies mostly in the districts of Lenzburg and Kulm on the southern edge of the canton. The southern tip of the lake reaches into the canton of Lucerne. The main river leading to this lake is the Aabach, which is coming from the Lake Baldegg.

Lake Hallwil in the canton of Aargau

Its surface is approximately 10.3 km² and its maximum depth is 48 metres. It is a popular vacation destination.

In 1938 Sir Malcolm Campbell set a world water speed record in Blue Bird K3 on the lake.

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