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Skadar lake, Montenegro

Skadar Lake is the largest lake in Montenegro and the Balkan Peninsula, area 369.7 km ² (of which belong to 221.8 Montenegro and Albania 147.9 km2). Its length is Vranjine to Shkodra 40 miles, a width in some places 14 kilometers. The depth of 4 to 6 feet, and everything else that is going towards the western hill is even higher. According to the seasons changing size, and receives water from the many rivers. Otic river Bojana into the Adriatic Sea.

The lake is full of islands and the peninsula on which there are traces of history and a valuable cultural heritage: Zabljak (15th c.) - The capital of the former Zeta Lesendro - Fortress on a rock in the middle of the lake, the fortress Grmožur. Clear water and preserved environment enabled the development of rich eco-system. This is the only habitat of pelicans in southern Europe.

On the shore of the lake there is a small town - Crnojevića River. Nearby are the remains of the city Oboda where the printing press was located in what was in 1494. The first book in this part of Europe Oktoih.

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