Sartai

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Lake Sartai
Sartai.jpg
Lake Sartai is located in Lithuania
Lake Sartai
Lake Sartai
LocationRokiškis and Zarasai
Coordinates55°48′51″N 25°49′10″E / 55.81417°N 25.81944°E / 55.81417; 25.81944Coordinates: 55°48′51″N 25°49′10″E / 55.81417°N 25.81944°E / 55.81417; 25.81944
Primary inflowsŠventoji
Primary outflowsŠventoji
Basin countriesLithuania
Surface area13.32 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Max. depth20.9 m (69 ft)
Shore length179 km (49 mi)
Islands6
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Sartai is located in Rokiškis and Zarasai municipalities, northeastern Lithuania. The lake's 79 km shoreline is the longest in Lithuania. There are six islands in the lake. River Šventoji flows through it.

The lake was famous for the annual horse races that had been organized on the frozen lake near Dusetos. Nowadays this tradition is abandoned because of safety requirements. The race is organised at a hippodrome on the shore of the Sartai Lake.

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