Zrebar Lake

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Lake Zrêbar
LocationZagros Mountains,
Kurdistan Province,
Coordinates35°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 outflowsZrêbar River
Basin countriesIran
Max. length5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Max. depth6 m (20 ft)
Water volume30×10^6 m3 (24,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation1,285 m (4,216 ft)

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


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


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.


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


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

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