Zlatar Lake (Serbian: Златарско језеро / Zlatarsko jezero) is an artificial lake located among the mountains of Zlatibor and Zlatar (mountain) 15 km from the town of Nova Varoš. The lake was created in the 1960s after the construction of a dam on the Uvac river, and covers an area of 7.25 square kilometers and reaches a maximum depth of 75 meters.[1]

Zlatar Lake
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Zlatar Lake, view from the dam
Location of Zlatar Lake in Serbia.
Location of Zlatar Lake in Serbia.
Zlatar Lake
LocationSouthwest Serbia
Coordinates43°30′31″N 19°50′19″E / 43.50861°N 19.83861°E / 43.50861; 19.83861
Lake typeReservoir
Basin countriesSerbia
Surface area7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Max. depth75 m (246 ft)
Water volume165 million cubic metres (5.8×10^9 cu ft)
Surface elevation880 m (2,890 ft)

The region has a continental-Mediterranean climate and is an attractive destination for holidays and recreation; Water-sports. The lake is suitable for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The lake rests 880 meters above sea level.


  1. ^ Lakes in Serbia - Zlatar Lake Retrieved March 31, 2013.