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Lake Lesina

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Lake type  lagoon
Basin countries  Italy
Area  51.4 km²
Length  22 km
Mean depth  70 cm
Catchment area  447 km (173 sq mi)
Max. length  22 km (14 mi)
Surface elevation  0 cm
Width  3.5 km
Province  Province of Foggia
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Location  Province of Foggia, Apulia
Primary outflows  Foce Acquarotta, Foce SchiappĂ ro

Lake Lesina (Italian:Lago di Lesina or Laguna di Lesina), situated in the north of Apulia between Tavoliere delle Puglie and the promontory of Gargano, is the ninth largest lake in Italy and the second largest in the southern part of the country. It is about 22 km long, an average of 2.4 km wide, and covers an area of 51.4 square kilometres.

Map of Lake Lesina, 71010 Lesina Province of Foggia, Italy

Two canals, Acquarotta and Schiapparo, link it the lake to the Adriatic Sea, from which it is separated by a long hill known as Bosco Isola, between one and two kilometres in width and sixteen in length. Numerous streams provide the lake with a modest supply of fresh water.

The lake is populated above all by eels which provide a traditional source of income for the people of Lesina.

References

Lake Lesina Wikipedia


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