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Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid
Lake information
NameLake Ohrid
Primary outflowsBlack Drin River
Catchment area2,600 km2 (1,000 mi2)
Basin countriesMacedonia,
Max. length30.4 km (18.9 mi)
Max. width14.8 km (9.2 mi)
Surface area358 km2 (138 sq mi)
Average depth155 m (508 ft)
Max. depth288 m (940 ft)
Water volume55.4 km³ (13 mi³)
Residence time70 years
Shore length87.53 km (54.38 mi)
Macedonia: 56.02 km (34.8 mi);
Albania: 31.51 km (19.58 mi)
Surface elevation693 m (2273 ft)
Islands in lakesnone
SettlementsOhrid, Struga (Macedonia)
Pogradec (Albania)

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Lake Ohrid ( ; or Liqeni i Pogradecit) straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern Republic of Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem with more than 200 endemic species that is of worldwide importance. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 and when, in 2010, NASA decided to name one of Titan's lakes after Lake Ohrid.

Lake Ohrid Video

Ohrid is the sublime lakeside point that for many represents the culmination of the Macedonian experience, a kingdom of light and water, a repository of ancient ruins from Macedonia's earlier...
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This is a slide show of the most beautiful city in Macedonia,the images are of Ohrid and Lake Ohrid,Macedonian Saints Kiril and Metodija and Saint Kliment and some of the beautiful churces...
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I'm back guys. This is my new cover video. I really love Jamiroquai. This is a song from their album 'Travelling Without Moving'. Feel free to comment and share. All the rights to the song...
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Macedonian song BILJANA PLATNO BELESE performed by Macedonian Piano bar. Pictures from Ohrid lake, Macedonia.
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Drilon National Park of Albania is a lovely park located 4 km from Pogradec City.Carstic springs of this park are one of the springs ,purveying the famous Ohrid Lake.
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Pogradec is one of the southeastern cities of Albania, which is by the Ohrid lake. It is the capital of the District of Pogradec, Pogradec 2008.
5.33 min. | 4.56 user rating Scuba-diving in Lake Ohrid, Macedonia in 3000 years old archeological site, Bay of the bones, under reconstruction of a prehistoric pile dwelling. ÐÑÑидÑкоÑо ÐзеÑ...
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Macedonia Timeless PR MK is the new TVC for presentation of tourism and cultural beauties of Macedonia. TVC is intended to be broadcasted on the world TV channels. The production of the TVC...
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Diary - The soul of the young Macedonian nation - euronews Tweet this news
euronews--The highlight for me was the Church of St John at Kaneo, which overlooks -Lake Ohrid- and where there are pleasant nature walks. The church is believed to have been built sometime in the 13th century. According to historians, Ohrid used to have - Date : Thu, 26 May 2011 10:11:34 GMT+00:00
Smart Tourism: Ohrid Pricier than Greece - MINA Tweet this news
MINA--Travel arrangements for holiday in the -lake- city of -Ohrid- are much more expensive than arrangements for Greece, travel agencies said on Friday. In June, the price for seven-night stay in Greece totals 50 euros, transportation included in the pri - Date : Fri, 13 May 2011 21:59:58 GMT+00:00
Vessel's Torn Rope Caused Ohrid Lake Tragedy - Experts - Tweet this news accident in which 15 Bulgarian tourists drowned in Macedonia's -Ohrid Lake- in September 2009 was caused by a torn steel rope, according to the conclusions of engineering experts. Specialists from the Engineering Department of the S - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:49:32 GMT+00:00
2 Bulgarians Take Witness Stand in Ohrid Drowning Case - Tweet this news Macedonian police boat tows the recovered sunken boat 'Ilinden,' into the -Ohrid- marina on September 19, 2009, two weeks after the tragic boath accident in -Ohrid Lake- when 15 Bulgarian tourists lost their lives. Photo by BGNES - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:03:26 GMT+00:00
Macedonia presented to EU Tour Operators - MINA Tweet this news
MINA--The Tourism Strategy includes five areas - Dojran region from aspect of -lake- tourism, -Ohrid- for cultural tourism, Mavrovo region for rural tourism, Sar Planina region for sport and nature tourism and Tikves region for wine tourism, Besimi said. - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 01:22:01 GMT+00:00
2010 progress report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - EU News Tweet this news
EU News---...- reiterates its call for effective monitoring of the quality and level of the water in the border lakes -Ohrid-, Prespa and Dojran, as well as in the river Vardar; welcomes the initiative of the trilateral Prespa -Lake- Euro-region involving - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:16:45 GMT+00:00
Vlaznimi better than Ohrid Lote - Tweet this news the last game of the 16th round of the Second League, Vlaznimi beat -Ohrid- Lote with 2:0. Although the original -Lake- Derby is -Ohrid- - Karaorman, these two secondary city clubs in a way revived the old derby between the citi - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:48:18 GMT+00:00
SINGLE BEACH & LAKE CLUB MACEDONIE, vertrekgarantie! - Singlessite Tweet this news
Singlessite--Met de Single Beach & -Lake- Club Macedonië strijken we dan ook neer in het zonovergoten en prachtig gelegen -Ohrid-, een schilderachtig vissersdorpje direct aan het bekende meer van -Ohrid-! Maak onderdeel uit van dit prachtige plaa - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:16:34 GMT+00:00
WOMEN'S HOOPS UPSET IN FIRST ROUND OF BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT - Radford University Athletics Tweet this news
Radford University Athletics--After Lyons drained a triple to put Winthrop up 23-11, Ema Reskoska (-Ohrid-, Macedonia/Veritas Christian Academy (NC)) sparked an 8-0 Radford spurt with five points and capped it off with a freebie to get the Highlanders wit - Date : Sat, 12 Mar 2011 02:10:44 GMT+00:00
Macedonian authorities send some of the documents Bulgarian Prosecutor's ... - Focus News Tweet this news
Focus News--Almost a year and a half after 15 Bulgarian people died in the -Lake Ohrid- when their tourist boat sank, the Macedonian authorities sent some of the ... - Date : Sun, 05 Dec 2010 11:27:40 GMT+00:00


GeographyGaličica Mountain * Lake Ohrid
LandmarksAntique Theatre * Plaošnik * Robevi House * Samuil's Fortress * St. Erazmo * Trebeništa
ChurchesSt. John at Kaneo * St. Naum * St. Panteleimon * St. Sophia
SportsBiljanini Izvori Sports Hall * FK Ohrid * KK AMAK SP
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