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Turkish Lakes Region and Sultan Mountains

37.7N 31.4E

December 8th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Turkey - November 25th, 2011

This image shows several lakes in the Turkish Lakes Region: Lake Burdur (dark blue, by left edge), Lake Eğirdir (dark green northern basin and turquoise southern basin, center), Lake Beyşehir (bright turquoise, right) and Lake Akşehir (green, top center).

Separating Lake Akşehir from Lakes Eğirdir and Beyşehir are the Sultan Mountains, a short mountain range on the western edge of the Anatolian Plateau, Turkey. The range’s highest elevation is 1,980 m (6,500 ft). The western slopes are part of the Lake Beyşehir drainage basin.

Lake Burdur is a large saline lake of tectonic origin, positioned at the frontier between Burdur and Isparta provinces, in southwestern Turkey. It has an area of 250.00 km² and maximum depth variously reported at between 50 and 110 m, as water level in the lake fluctuates.

Lake Eğirdir has an area of 482 square kilometres (186 sq mi), making it is the fourth largest lake (second largest freshwater) in Turkey. Lake Beyşehir  is a large freshwater lake in Isparta and Konya provinces. It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide.

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