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Southern Reaches of Lake Winnipeg, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

January 10th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Canada - January 8th, 2012

This APM image shows the southern reaches of Lake Winnipeg, a large, 24,514-square-kilometre (9,465 sq mi) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Its southern tip is located about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the city of Winnipeg.

Lake Winnipeg is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in Canada, but it is relatively shallow (mean depth of 12 m (39 ft), excluding a narrow 36 m (118 ft) deep channel between the northern and southern basins. It is the eleventh-largest freshwater lake on Earth. The east side of the lake has pristine boreal forests and rivers that are being promoted as a potential United Nations World Heritage Park. The lake is elongated in shape and is 416 km (258 mi) from north to south, with remote sandy beaches and large limestone cliffs.

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