Lake Neusiedl facts for kids
Satellite image of Lake Neusiedl
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|Primary inflows||precipitation, Wulka|
|Primary outflows||evaporation (90%) Einserkanal (artificial)|
|Catchment area||1,120 km2 (430 sq mi)|
|Basin countries||Austria, Hungary|
|Max. length||36 km (22 mi)|
|Max. width||12 km (7.5 mi)|
|Surface area||315 km2 (122 sq mi)|
|Average depth||1 m (3 ft 3 in)|
|Max. depth||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Water volume||0.325 km3 (0.078 cu mi)|
|Surface elevation||115.45 m (378.8 ft)|
|Settlements||Neusiedl am See, Rust|
|Official name: Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape|
|Designated:||2001 (25th session)|
|State Party:||Austria and Hungary|
|Region:||Europe and North America|
Lake Neusiedl is the second largest steppe lake in Central Europe. It goes across the Austrian and Hungarian border. The lake covers 315 km². 240 km² is on the Austrian side and 75 km² on the Hungarian side. The lake's drainage basin has an area of about 1,120 km². From north to south, the lake is about 36 km long. It is between 6 km and 12 km wide from east to west. The lake is no more than 1.8 m deep.
Most of the lake is surrounded by reeds which serve as a home for animals. The lake is an important resting place for migratory birds.
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