Veisiejis

Veisiejis Lake is in the Lazdijai district of southern Lithuania, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Veisiejai city. The lake is narrow, like a river, with sharp, high shores. Veisiejis Lake has 13 islands with a total area of 0.322 square kilometres (0.124 sq mi). The lake connects with Lake Niedus.

Lake Veisiejis
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Lake Veisiejis is located in Lithuania
Lake Veisiejis
Lake Veisiejis
LocationLazdijai district, Lithuania
Coordinates54°03′N 23°36′E / 54.05°N 23.60°E / 54.05; 23.60Coordinates: 54°03′N 23°36′E / 54.05°N 23.60°E / 54.05; 23.60
Primary inflowsZapsė
Primary outflows4 rivulets
Basin countriesLithuania
Max. length12.5 km (7.8 mi)
Surface area7.652 km2 (2.954 sq mi)
Average depth6.03 m (19.8 ft)
Max. depth33.8 m (111 ft)
Shore length141.13 km (25.56 mi)
Islands13
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Around the lake are the villages of Paveisiejai, Navikai, Gerveliai, Sapiegiškiai, Paveisininkai, Burbai, Palačionys, Purviniai, Subačiai, and Kalviai.

The Veisiejis lake had a surface area of 4.44 square kilometres (1.71 sq mi) until 1956, but after the construction of the Kapčiamiestis hydroelectric power station, Veisiejis joined with Nadorius and Uosis lakes.

SourcesEdit

Jonas Zinkus; et al., eds. (1988). "Simno-Žvorūnė". Tarybų Lietuvos enciklopedija (in Lithuanian). 4. Vilnius, Lithuania: Vyriausioji enciklopedijų redakcija. p. 474.