Lake Tsimanampetsotsa

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Lake Tsimanampetsotsa
Lake Tsimanampetsotsa NASA.jpg
from space
Location Toliara Province
Coordinates 24°07′S 43°45′E / 24.117°S 43.750°E / -24.117; 43.750Coordinates: 24°07′S 43°45′E / 24.117°S 43.750°E / -24.117; 43.750
Type saline lake
Basin countries Madagascar
Surface area 456.00 km²
Lake Tsimanampetsotsa

Lake Tsimanampetsotsa (French: Lac Tsimanampetsotsa) is a saline lake in the Toliara Province, southwestern part of Madagascar. It is located at around 24°07′S 43°45′E / 24.117°S 43.750°E / -24.117; 43.750. The lake is an important wetland and it is protected within a national park and as a Ramsar site. Ramsar site has a total area of 456.00 km² while the surface of the lake is much smaller. The lake Tsimanampetsotsa is a part of the Tsimanampetsotsa National Park.

Lake of the name in Malagasy means "lake without dolphins".