Lake Snagov

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Lake Snagov
Snagov water lilies.jpg
Snagov lake at dusk
Location Snagov, Ilfov County, Romania
Coordinates 44°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 inflows 4 inner sources
Primary outflows Ialomita river
Basin countries Romania
Max. length 16 km (9.9 mi)
Max. width 600 m (2,000 ft)
Surface area 5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Average depth 5 m (16 ft)
Max. depth 11 m (36 ft)
Shore length1 32 km (20 mi)
Surface elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Islands Snagov monastery
Settlements Snagov
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" (Aria Naturala Protejata Lacul Snagov - ANPLS) has about 150 hectares in size and protect about 20 species.
  • "Snagov Forrest" (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.

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