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Gulf of Patras and Lake Trichonida, Greece

38.2N 21.7E

December 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes

Greece - December 21st, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on the Greek mainland around the Gulf of Patras, a branch of the Ionian Sea. It is 40–50 km long, 10–20 km wide, and has an area of 350–400 km².

On the east, it is closed by the Strait of Rion between capes Rio, Greece and Antirrio, near the Rio-Antirio bridge. On the west, it is bounded by a line from Oxeia island to Cape Araxos.  The Port of Patras lies to the southeast and is the only major port on the gulf.

Also visible in the upper right quadrant is Lake Trichonida, the largest natural lake in Greece. It is located in the eastern part of the Aitoloakarnania prefecture and is located east of Agrinio, south of Evrytania and northwest of Nafpaktos. The area is 98.6 km² with the length of 19 km and the depth of 58 m.

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