Abrau (Russian: Абрау; from the Abkhaz word for "sinkhole") is a karst lake in Russia, the largest in Krasnodar Krai. It lies at 84 metres above sea level, among the foothills of the Forecaucasus, about 14 kilometres from the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. The lake is approximately 2,600 metres long and 600 metres wide.

Lake Abrau
A lake with a church on the far shore
A church by the lakeside
Lake Abrau is located in Russia
Lake Abrau
Lake Abrau
LocationKrasnodar Krai
Coordinates44°42′N 37°35.5′E / 44.700°N 37.5917°E / 44.700; 37.5917Coordinates: 44°42′N 37°35.5′E / 44.700°N 37.5917°E / 44.700; 37.5917
Typekarst
Primary outflowsnone
Basin countriesRussia
Max. depth20 m (66 ft)
Surface elevation84 m (276 ft)
SettlementsAbrau-Dyurso

In the early 20th century, the lake was reported to be 35 metres deep; today the deepest point is at 20 metres. Lake Abrau has no outlet. The basin of the lake is a major wine-growing region; there are numerous wineries in the lakeside village of Abrau-Dyurso.

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