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Lake Schwerin[1][2] (German: Schweriner See) is a lake in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany. It was named after the city Schwerin, on its southwestern shore. The smaller town Bad Kleinen is on the north shore of the lake. Its surface is approximately 61.54 square kilometres (23.76 sq mi), and its maximum depth is 52.4 metres (172 ft). The natural outflow of the lake is the (channelized) river Stör, a tributary of the Elde, and part of the Elbe watershed. The Wallensteingraben, a 16th-century canal, connects the lake with the Baltic Sea at Wismar.

Lake Schwerin
(Schweriner See)
LocationMecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Coordinates53°38′N 11°28′E / 53.633°N 11.467°E / 53.633; 11.467Coordinates: 53°38′N 11°28′E / 53.633°N 11.467°E / 53.633; 11.467
Primary outflowsWallensteingraben, Stör Canal
Basin countriesGermany
Max. length21 km (13 mi)
Max. width6 km (3.7 mi)
Surface area61.54 km2 (23.76 sq mi)
Average depth12.8 m (42 ft)
Max. depth52.4 m (172 ft)
Residence time10.1 years
Surface elevation37.6 m (123 ft)
SettlementsSchwerin, Bad Kleinen



  1. ^ Kohl, Horst; Marcinek, Joachim and Nitz, Bernhard (1986). Geography of the German Democratic Republic, VEB Hermann Haack, Gotha, p. 49. ISBN 978-3-7301-0522-1.
  2. ^ Frommer's Germany 2006 by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince. Retrieved 1 Nov 2013.

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