Łebsko Lake

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Łebsko Lake
Łebsko Lake is located in Pomeranian Voivodeship
Łebsko Lake
Łebsko Lake
LocationSłowiński National Park
Coordinates54°42′49″N 17°24′32″E / 54.71361°N 17.40889°E / 54.71361; 17.40889Coordinates: 54°42′49″N 17°24′32″E / 54.71361°N 17.40889°E / 54.71361; 17.40889
Basin countriesPoland
Max. length16.4 km (10.2 mi)
Max. width7.6 km (4.7 mi)
Surface area7,142 ha (71.42 km2 (27.58 sq mi))
Average depth2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Max. depth6.3 m (21 ft)
Surface elevation0.3 m (1 ft 0 in)

Łebsko Lake (German: Lebasee) is a coastal lake in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland. It is the part of Słowiński National Park. However, it was never a part of the Baltic sea. It was formed because of the rise in the sea level and the flooding of the local meadows.

Łebsko seen from the dune

The Łeba River flows through Łebsko Lake just before it reaches the Baltic Sea at the town of Łeba. It is 16.4 km long and 7.6 km wide. Maximum depth is 6.3 m. With an area of 7,142 ha (71.42 km²), it is the largest Pomeranian lake. A 2.5 km (1.6 mi) broad spit including the 42 m (138 ft) high Łącka Góra dune separates it from the sea.

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