Võrtsjärv

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Võrtsjärv
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LocationEstonia
Coordinates58°17′N 26°02′E / 58.283°N 26.033°E / 58.283; 26.033Coordinates: 58°17′N 26°02′E / 58.283°N 26.033°E / 58.283; 26.033
Primary inflowsVäike Emajõgi
Tänassilma
Õhne
Tarvastu
Primary outflowsEmajõgi
Catchment area3,100 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Basin countriesEstonia, Latvia
Surface area270 km2 (100 sq mi)
Average depth2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Max. depth6 m (20 ft)
Water volume0.8 km3 (650,000 acre⋅ft)
Shore length196 km (60 mi)
Surface elevation33.7 m (111 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Võrtsjärv (German: Wirzsee) is a lake in southern Estonia with an area of 270 km² (104 mi²).

It is the second largest lake in Estonia (behind Lake Peipus),[1] and it is the largest lake situated entirely in Estonia. The shallow lake is 33.7 m (111 ft) above sea level. The river Emajõgi flows from Lake Võrtsjärv to Lake Peipus.

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