Sinanishko Lake

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Sinanishko Lake
HijaSinanitsa.jpg
Location Pirin
Coordinates 41°43′53″N 23°21′43″E / 41.73139°N 23.36194°E / 41.73139; 23.36194
Primary outflows underground
Basin countries Bulgaria
Max. length 175 m (574 ft)
Max. width 80 m (260 ft)
Surface area 10,100 m2 (109,000 sq ft)
Max. depth 11.5 m (38 ft)
Surface elevation 2,181 m (7,156 ft)

The Sinanishko Lake (Bulgarian: Синанишко езеро) is a lake in Pirin, southwestern Bulgaria, situated below the Sinanitsa Peak in the small Sinanitsa cirque at an altitude of 2,181 metres. With depth of 11.5 metres it is among the 10 deepest lakes in the mountain range. It has an elongated shape (175 x 80 m) and an area of 10,100 square metres. Its waters pour out under the ground but they appear on the surface 120 metres away from the lake and form the beginning of the Sinanishka River which is a left tributary of the Vlachina river.