Paranoá Lake

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Lake Paranoa
Brasilia - Lago Paranoá.jpg
Aerial view
Location of Lake Paranoá in Brazil.
Location of Lake Paranoá in Brazil.
Paranoá Lake
Coordinates15°46′50″S 47°49′21″W / 15.78056°S 47.82250°W / -15.78056; -47.82250Coordinates: 15°46′50″S 47°49′21″W / 15.78056°S 47.82250°W / -15.78056; -47.82250
Typeartificial lake
Primary inflowsRibeirão do Torto, Ribeirão do Gama, Ribeirão Riacho Fundo, Ribeirão Bananal
Basin countriesBrazil
Surface area48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Average depth12 m (39 ft)
Max. depth38 m (125 ft)
Shore length180 km (50 mi)
IslandsIlha do Paranoá
Ilha do Retiro
Ilha dos Clubes
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Paranoá (Portuguese: Lago Paranoá, pronounced [ˈlagu pɐɾɐnuˈa], [ˈlagu paɾɐnoˈa]) is an artificial lake located in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. During construction of the city, the Paranoá River was dammed to form the lake, which has a circumference of 80 km (50 mi). On its shores are embassies and consulates, sports clubs, restaurants, the residential areas of Lago Sul and Lago Norte, the University of Brasília, the Olympic Center, and the Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the President of Brazil.

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