Lake Lesina (Lago di Lesina), Italy

Lake Lesina /Lago di Lesina, situated in the north of Puglia between Tavoliere delle Puglie and the promentary of Gargano is the ninth largest lake in Italyand the second of the southern part of the country. It is about 22 km long, an average of 2.4 km wide and covers an area of 51.4 km².

Two canals, Acquarotta and Schiapparo link it to the Adriatic Sea, from which it is separated by a dune known as Bosco Isola, between 1 and 2 km in width and 16 km in length. Numerous streams provide the lake with a modest supply of fresh water. The lake is populated above all by eels which provide a traditional source of income for the people of Lesina.

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