Lake Turgoyak

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Lake Turgoyak
Lake Turgoyak is located in Chelyabinsk Oblast
Lake Turgoyak
Lake Turgoyak
LocationChelyabinsk Oblast
Coordinates55°09′N 60°04′E / 55.150°N 60.067°E / 55.150; 60.067
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length6.9 km (4.3 mi)
Max. width6.2 km (3.9 mi)
Surface area26.38 km2 (10.19 sq mi)
Average depth19.2 m (63 ft)
Max. depth34 m (112 ft)
Shore length127 km (17 mi)
Surface elevation320 m (1,050 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Turgoyak (Russian: Тургояк) is a lake in Chelyabinsk Oblast, near the city of Miass, Russia. It has a surface of 2638 hectares. The water of the lake has a great transparency (from 10-17.5 m). The quality of the water is comparable to that of Lake Baikal.

A megalithic monument is found on an island in the lake (Vera island), as well as ruins of a monastery.

The lake is a popular tourist destination with resorts and holiday camps.


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Coordinates: 55°09′N 60°04′E / 55.150°N 60.067°E / 55.150; 60.067