List of lakes in Kosovo
Kosovo[a] is home to five large lakes. The largest of these is Gazivoda Lake which if found in the north-western part of Kosovo in the municipality of Zubin Potok. These are five of the largest lakes in Kosovo:
|Lake||Area (km²)||Altit. (m)||Depth (m)||(Million m³)||Type||Characteristics|
|1.||Gazivoda Lake ||9.2||693||105||380||artificial||industrial reservoir (Ibar River)|
|2.||Radoniq lake||5.06||113||artificial||industrial reservoir (Sosnica)|
|3.||Batlava Lake ||3.07||600||35||40||artificial||industrial reservoir (Batlava)|
|4.||Badovc Lake ||1.7||29||26||artificial||industrial reservoir (Gračanka)|
|5..||Fierza Reservoir ||2.46||295||128||artificial||hydroelectric reservoir (Drin River)|
- Gazivoda Lake is shared between Kosovo and Serbia. The total area of the lake is 11.9 km², while Serbia has less than one third of it (2.7 km²).
- Fierza Lake is shared between Kosovo and Albania. The total area of the lake is 73 km², while Kosovo has only 2.46 km²of it.
Other, smaller lakes are to be found in Kosovo as well. These three lakes are located in the west and are all fed by tributaries of the South Morava:
Many smaller beautiful lakes are found on the mountains (Prokletije and Šar Mountains). Leqinat lake and Small Lićenat Lake are found on Liqenat mountain, and Zemra Lake and Đeravica Lake are found near the peak of Đeravica.
Notes and references
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
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