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Lake Balaton and the Mura River, Hungary

46.8N 17.7E

October 26th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Hungary - September 24th, 2009

Hungary - September 24th, 2009

The waters of Hungary’s Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, appear bright green due to silty sediments and algae. Here, the water along the western shores of the lake appears slightly lighter in color than that of the rest of the lake.

Several rivers and streams can also be seen flowing across the landscape, including the Mura River, a tributary of the Drava and subsequently the Danube. The Mura’s total length is 465 km, of which 295 km is in Austria, 98 km is in Slovenia and the rest forms the border between Croatia and Hungary.

Here, the river flows across the image from the center left,  appearing as a dark green line that forms the border between Hungary (above) and Croatia (below).

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