|Native name||Λίμνη Τριχωνίδα (Greek)|
|Max. length||19 km (12 mi)|
|Surface area||98.6 km2 (38.1 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||58 m (190 ft)|
|Water volume||2.868 km3 (0.688 cu mi)|
|Surface elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
Lake Trichonida (Greek: Λίμνη Τριχωνίδα - Limni Trichonida, Ancient Greek: Λίμην Τριχωνίς - limen 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.
Trichonida and Lysimachia from the air.
- "Waveform Relocation and Focal Mechanism Analysis of an Earthquake Swarm in Trichonis Lake, Western Greece", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 98 km3 (24 cu mi) (2), pp. 804–811, April 2008, doi:10.1785/0120070185, retrieved 2011-11-05 (registration required)
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