Lake Beyşehir

Infobox lake
lake_name = Lake Beyşehir
image_lake = MuammerUluturkLakeBeysehirTurkey.jpg
caption_lake = Islet on Lake Beyşehir
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basin_countries = Turkey
length = 45 km
width = 20 km
area = 650.00 km²
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Lake Beyşehir ( _tr. Beyşehir Gölü) is a large freshwater lake in Isparta and Konya provinces, southwestern part of Turkey. It is located at around coor dms|37|47|0|N|31|33|0|E|region:TR_type:waterbody. It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide. It carries the same name as the principal urban center of its region, Beyşehir.

Water level in the lake often fluctuates. Lake Beyşehir is used for irrigation, although it is also a national park. There are thirty-two islets in varying sizes in the lake. Lake Beyşehir is also an important site for many bird species.

ee also

* List of lakes in Turkey

References

* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sites/index.html?action=SitHTMDetails.asp&sid=765&m=0 Lake Beyşehir] at BirdLife International

External links

* [http://www.adokbel.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=57&Itemid=41 Documentary] by ADOKBEL (Association Of Anatolian Natural And Cultural Documentaries)
* [http://www.cnnturk.com/VIDEO/index.asp?Prog=907 Documentary] by CNN Turk. Heryerde 1 Haber var. tr


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