Zrebar Lake

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Lake Zarivar
زریوار
Zrêbar
Location Zagros Mountains,
Kurdistan Province,
Iran
Coordinates 35°32′N 46°08′E / 35.533°N 46.133°E / 35.533; 46.133Coordinates: 35°32′N 46°08′E / 35.533°N 46.133°E / 35.533; 46.133
Primary outflows Zrêbar River
Basin countries Iran
Max. length 5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width 1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Max. depth 6 m (20 ft)
Water volume 30×10^6 m3 (24,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 1,285 m (4,216 ft)
Settlements Marivan

Lake Zarivar (Persian: زریوار‎‎ Zarivār), also known as Zeribar or Zrewar (Kurdish: Zrêwar or Zrêbar),(Kurdish: زرێبار‎‎), is a lake in the Zagros Mountains, within Kurdistan Province of western Iran.

Etymology[edit]

The name is composed of zrê ("sea") and the suffix -bar (which in Kurdish means "lake").

Situation[edit]

The lake is situated in the Iranian province of Kordestan west of Marivan and has a length of 5 km (3.1 mi) and a maximum width of 1.6 km (0.99 mi). The lake's water is fresh and has a maximum depth of 6 metres (20 ft).

Zeribar Lake is a major touristic attraction in the region.[1] There is a great deal of folklore about the origins of this lake amongst the Kurdish people of the area.

Gallery[edit]

Panoramic view from Zrêbar in summer of 2007
Panoramic view from totally frozen Zrêbar in winter of 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ SBB/MMN (Jan 11, 2008). "Cold hits Iran mythological landmark" (web). News Article. PressTV. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 

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