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Dojran Lake

Dojran Lake
Lake information
NameDojran Lake
Доjранско Езеро
Λίμνη Δοϊράνη
LocationMacedonia
Basin countriesGreece, Republic of Macedonia
Geography
Max. length8.9
Max. width7.1
Surface area43.1
Max. depth10
Surface elevation148

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Dojran Lake ( ; ) is a lake with an area of 43.1 km2 shared between the Republic of Macedonia (27.3 km2) and West Macedonia within Greek Macedonia, Greece (15.8 km2). To the west is the city of Nov Dojran (Нов Дојран), to the east the village of Mouries, to the north the mountain Belasica/Beles and to the south the Greek town of Doirani. The lake has a rounded shape, a maximum depth of 10 m and a north-to-south length of 8.9 km and is 7.1 km at its widest, making it the third largest lake partially in the Republic of Macedonia after Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa.

The lake was on the southern line of the Macedonian front during World War I, and its southern shore became the site of the Battle of Doiran between allied Greek and British troops attacking from the south, and Bulgarian troops entrenched to the east of the lake. A monument to the battle and two cemeteries for Greek and British troops stand on a hill a few hundred meters south of the lake.

Category:Lakes of the Republic of Macedonia

Category:Lakes of Greece

Category:Shrunken lakes

Category:Greece Republic of Macedonia border

Category:International lakes of Europe

bs:Dojransko jezero

bg:Дойранско езеро

cs:Dojranské jezero

de:Dojransee

el:Λίμνη Δοϊράνη

es:Lago Doiran

eo:Dojran

fr:Lac Doïran

hsb:Dojranski jězor

hr:Dojransko jezero

it:Lago Dojran

he:אגם דויראן

lt:Dojrano ežeras

mk:Дојранско Езеро

nl:Doiranmeer

nn:Dojransjøen

pl:Dojran (jezioro)

ru:Дойранское озеро

sl:Dojransko jezero

sr:Дојранско језеро

sh:Dojransko jezero

tr:Doyran Gölü

uk:Дойранське озеро










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