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Lake Trichonida

Coordinates: 38°34′21″N 21°33′09″E / 38.57250°N 21.55250°E / 38.57250; 21.55250
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Lake Trichonida
Λίμνη Τριχωνίδα (Greek)
Location of Lake Trichonida in Greece.
Location of Lake Trichonida in Greece.
Lake Trichonida
Coordinates38°34′21″N 21°33′09″E / 38.57250°N 21.55250°E / 38.57250; 21.55250
Lake typenatural
Basin countriesGreece
Max. length19 km (12 mi)
Surface area98.6 km2 (38.1 sq mi)
Max. depth58 m (190 ft)
Water volume2.868 km3 (0.688 cu mi)
Surface elevation15 m (49 ft)

Lake Trichonida (Greek: Λίμνη Τριχωνίδα Limni Trichonida, Ancient Greek: Τριχωνίς Trichonis) is the largest natural lake in Greece. It is situated in the eastern part of Aetolia-Acarnania, southeast of the city of Agrinio and northwest of Nafpaktos. It covers an area of 98.6 square kilometres (38.1 sq mi) with a maximum length of 19 kilometres (12 mi). Its surface elevation is 15 metres (49 ft) and its maximum depth is 58 metres (190 ft).

One million years ago the lake was much larger and covered the central part of Aetolia-Acarnania, a part that is now a plain. The Panaitoliko mountains are situated to the north and northeast of the lake. The municipal units surrounding the lake are (from the east and clockwise) Thermo, Makryneia, Arakynthos, Thestieis, and Paravola. Around the lake, there are beautiful forests with maples, pines, and other trees. The lake and its environs is home to more than 200 bird species. There are also farmland and various villages surrounding the area. The hydrocarbon lake Trichonida Lacus on the Saturnian moon Titan was named after this lake.[1]



  1. ^ "Trichonida Lacus". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature (USGS). International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 2018-05-19.