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Lake Velence

Coordinates: 47°12′30″N 18°36′00″E / 47.20833°N 18.60000°E / 47.20833; 18.60000
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Lake Velence
Lake Velence near Agárd
Location of Lake Velence in Hungary.
Location of Lake Velence in Hungary.
Lake Velence
Coordinates47°12′30″N 18°36′00″E / 47.20833°N 18.60000°E / 47.20833; 18.60000
Typesteppe lake
Basin countriesHungary
Max. length10.8 km (6.7 mi)
Max. width3.3 km (2.1 mi)
Surface area26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Average depth1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Shore length128.5 km (17.7 mi)
Settlementssee list
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Velence (German: Welenzer See), an endorheic basin, is the third largest natural 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.[1][2]


Lake Velence is located in Fejér county, close to the M7 motorway between Budapest and Székesfehérvár, at the foot of the Velence Mountains.

Settlements along the shore[edit]


A part of the lake is a bird reserve with a lot of species.


The lake was the venue for the World Rowing Masters Regatta in September 2019.[3]



  1. ^ Hungary: Peace at Lake Velence
  2. ^ "A Velencei-tó bemutatása". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  3. ^ "2019 World Rowing Masters Regatta". Retrieved 16 July 2020.

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