Lake Seliger


Lake Seliger

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lake_name = Lake Seliger
image_lake = Prokudin-Gorskii-09-edit2.jpg
caption_lake = View of Nilov Monastery on Stolbnyi Island, Lake Seliger, c. 1910, by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
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basin_countries = Russia
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area = 212 km²
depth = 5.8 m
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elevation = 205 m
islands = 160 (Stolbnyi Island)
cities = Ostashkov

Seliger ( _ru. Селигер) is a lake in Tver Oblast and, in the extreme northern part, Novgorod Oblast of Russia, in the northwest of the Valdai Hills, a part of the Volga basin. Absolute height: 205 m, area 212 km², average depth 5.8 m.

Seliger is situated within a picturesque landscape of forests and hills. The lake is a protected nature reserve and is sometimes known as the "European Baikal" due to the diversity of its unique flora and fauna, similar to Lake Baikal.

Ostashkov is the only town on the lake and is one of the most popular resorts in central Russia.

External links

* [http://www.seligerland.ru Tourism in Seliger area]
* [http://www.ostashkov.ru/rest/ Travel and Tourism to Seliger Lake]
* [http://www.seligerland.ru/images/seliger.jpgMap of Lake Seliger]


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