Lake Vegoritida

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lake Vegoritida
Λίμνη Βεγορίτιδα
Lake Vegoritida (Greek- Λίμνη Βεγορίτιδα, Limni Vegoritida).jpg
Location Macedonia, Greece
Coordinates 40°45′N 21°47′E / 40.750°N 21.783°E / 40.750; 21.783Coordinates: 40°45′N 21°47′E / 40.750°N 21.783°E / 40.750; 21.783
Basin countries Greece
Surface area 54.3 km2 (21.0 sq mi)
Surface elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Settlements Arnissa

Lake Vegoritida (Greek: Λίμνη Βεγορίτιδα, Limni Vegoritida), also known in the past as Lake Ostrovo (Greek: Λίμνη Οστρόβου, Limni Ostrovou), is a large natural lake in western Macedonia, northern Greece. It is situated 6 km northeast of Amyntaio and 18 km west of Edessa, at 540 m elevation. The Voras Mountains lie to the north. It belongs party to the Florina Prefecture and partly to the Pella Prefecture.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • K. Fytianos, V. Samanidou, T. Agelidis. Comparative Study of Heavy Metals Pollution in Various Rivers and Lakes of Northern Greece. Chemosphere, Vol.16, Nos.2/3, pp 455–462, 1987