Lake Prokljan

Lake Prokljan (Croatian: Prokljansko jezero) is a lake in the Croatian region of Dalmatia, located near the cities of Skradin and Šibenik.[1]

Lake Prokljan
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Krka River entering Prokljan Lake from the northeast
Location of Lake Projljan in Croatia.
Location of Lake Projljan in Croatia.
Lake Prokljan
LocationDalmatia, Croatia
Coordinates43°49′N 15°52′E / 43.817°N 15.867°E / 43.817; 15.867Coordinates: 43°49′N 15°52′E / 43.817°N 15.867°E / 43.817; 15.867
Typelake
Native nameProkljansko jezero  (Croatian)

GeographyEdit

The lake is situated in the lower reaches of the river Krka, and it covers an area of 11.1 square kilometres (4.3 sq mi).[1] It is not entirely closed, but is connected to the sea by a narrow channel which leads to Šibenik harbor. Its elevation above sea level is 0.5 metres (1.6 ft) while its maximum depth is 25 metres (82 ft).[1]

Despite its connection to the sea, it does not have high salinity: in the lower layers its water is salty, and near the surface it is freshwater. The northern part of the lake is quite shallow, with an average depth of about 4 meters, while the southern part is deeper, with some 20 to 25 meters.

The lake's major tributary is the Krka River, which has its source near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, flows through Knin and enters Prokljansko jezero near the city of Skradin.

MiscellaneousEdit

In the northern part of the lake, there is a small islet called Stipanac, a site with ruins dating from antiquity to medieval times.

CommerceEdit

The lake is one of the local tourist attractions, especially owing to its rich offer of local specialties, such as eel and fish (čokalica and golac) in the nearby villages of Raslina, Prokljan, Zaton and Bilice. Another very popular tourist destination is Krka National Park, situated some fifteen kilometers from Skradin, which attracts about 700,000 visitors every year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 49. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Prokljansko jezero at Wikimedia Commons