Lake Velence near Agárd
|Max. length||10.8 km (6.7 mi)|
|Max. width||3.3 km (2.1 mi)|
|Surface area||26 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Average depth||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Shore length1||28.5 km (17.7 mi)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Velence is the third largest lake in Hungary. It is a popular holiday destination among Hungarians.
The lake has an area of 26 km2, one third of which is covered by the common reed. Because of the sunny climate of the area and the shallowness of the lake, it is one of the warmest lakes in Europe: its temperature in the summer may reach 26 to 28 °C.
Settlements along the shore
A part of the lake is a bird reserve with a lot of species.
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