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Mahala Lagoon

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Location  Black Sea
Basin countries  Ukraine
Settlements  Tryhatky
Ocean/sea source  Atlantic Ocean
Ocean/sea sources  Atlantic Ocean
Surface area  0.76 km (0.29 sq mi)
Area  76 ha
Settlement  Trykhatky
Mahala Lagoon

Mahala Lagoon (Ukrainian: Магала, Магалевське озеро, Romanian: Lacul Mahala) is a small salty lagoon in the Tuzly Lagoons group. The total area is 76 ha. It is located west of the Shahany Lagoon, near the village Tryhatky, Tatarbunary Raion of Odessa Oblast. From the Shahany Lagoon it is separated by a sandbar.

Map of Mahala Lagoon, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

The name of the lagoon originates from Arabic mähallä, from the root meaning "to settle", "to occupy".

References

Mahala Lagoon Wikipedia


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