Lake Snagov

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Lake Snagov
Snagov water lilies.jpg
Snagov lake at dusk
LocationSnagov, Ilfov County, Romania
Coordinates44°43′48″N 26°10′48″E / 44.73000°N 26.18000°E / 44.73000; 26.18000Coordinates: 44°43′48″N 26°10′48″E / 44.73000°N 26.18000°E / 44.73000; 26.18000
Primary inflows4 inner sources
Primary outflowsIalomita river
Basin countriesRomania
Max. length16 km (9.9 mi)
Max. width600 m (2,000 ft)
Surface area5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Average depth5 m (16 ft)
Max. depth11 m (36 ft)
Shore length132 km (20 mi)
Surface elevation120 m (390 ft)
IslandsSnagov monastery
SettlementsSnagov
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Snagov (Romanian: Lacul Snagov) is a lake in Snagov commune, about 25–30 km north of Bucharest, Romania. It has a surface of only 5.75 km², but due to its elongated shape it stretches for about 12 km, northeast to southwest.

Lake Snagov as well as the nearby Snagov forest is a protected natural area.

  • "Snagov Lake"[permanent dead link] (Aria Naturala Protejata Lacul Snagov - ANPLS) has about 150 hectares in size and protect about 20 species.
  • "Snagov Forest"[permanent dead link] (Aria Naturala Protejata Lacul Snagov - ANPLS) has about 10 hectares. For both of them is required further help and assistance to preserve the biodiversity (over 20 protected species).

Snagov monastery is situated on an islet near the lake's northeastern end, just across Snagov Stadium.

An isolated island monastery in the middle of Lake Snagov houses the Vlad the Impaler's purported final resting place.

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