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Lake Bracciano Northwest of Rome, Italy

42.1N 12.2E

May 19th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

The city of Rome appears as a tan area spreading inland from the coast in the lower right corner. Visible to the left are three large lakes: Lake Bracciano, Lake Bolsena and Lake Trasimeno (light blue).

The closest to Rome is Lake Bracciano, circular and dark blue in color. It lies in the Sabatini Mountains, just northwest of the city, and is drained by the Arrone River on its southeast side. Mineral hot springs along its shores recall its earlier geologic formation from a group of volcanic craters.

The surface lies 538 feet (164 m) above sea level, with an area of 22 square miles (58 square km). The maximum depth is 525 feet (160 m) and the diameter is about 5.5 miles (9 km).

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