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Loktak Lake
View of Loktak Lake and Phumdis
View of Loktak Lake and Phumdis
Location Manipur
Coordinates 24°33′N 93°47′E / 24.550°N 93.783°E / 24.550; 93.783Coordinates: 24°33′N 93°47′E / 24.550°N 93.783°E / 24.550; 93.783
Type Fresh water (lentic)
Primary inflows Manipur River and many small rivulets
Primary outflows Through barrage for hydropower generation, irrigation, and water supply
Catchment area 980 km2 (380 sq mi)
Basin countries India
Max. length 35 km (22 mi)
Max. width 13 km (8 mi)
Surface area 287 km2 (111 sq mi)
Average depth 2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Max. depth 4.6 m (15.1 ft)
Surface elevation 768.5 m (2,521 ft)
Islands Thanga, Ithing, Sendra islands. Also many floating islands called phumdis or phumshongs
Settlements Imphal & Moirang
Designated: 23 March 1990
Reference #: 463
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Loktak Lake in December 2016
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Loktak Lake, December 2016

Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Northeast India and the only floating lake in the world. It is located in the central plains of Manipur. It abodes the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park in the world, at its periphery.

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