Silbersee (Carinthia)

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Silbersee
Silbersee.JPG
Location Carinthia
Coordinates 46°36′33″N 13°54′23″E / 46.60917°N 13.90639°E / 46.60917; 13.90639Coordinates: 46°36′33″N 13°54′23″E / 46.60917°N 13.90639°E / 46.60917; 13.90639
Basin countries Austria
Surface area 8.4 ha (21 acres)
Max. depth 7 m (23 ft)
Surface elevation 492 m (1,614 ft)
Settlements Sankt Ulrich

Silbersee is a small lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

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It is located near the village of Sankt Ulrich east of the Villach city centre, close to the Drava River. Its surface covers an area of 8.4 ha, its maximum depth is 7 m.

The artificial lake arose in the early 1970s during the construction of the nearby Süd Autobahn. Owned by the Villach city administration, it is today part of a publicly accessible recreation area and a popular destination for bathers as well as for ice-skaters in winter. In 1991 the lake was the site of the world water skiing championship.

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