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    دریاچه زریوار

    (Wikipedia) - Zarivar Lake Lake Zarivar زریوار Zrêbar Location Coordinates Primary outflows Basin countries Max. length Max. width Max. depth Water volume Surface elevation Settlements
    Iran, Kordestan Province
    35°32′N 46°08′E / 35.533°N 46.133°E / 35.533; 46.133Coordinates: 35°32′N 46°08′E / 35.533°N 46.133°E / 35.533; 46.133
    Zrêbar River
    5 km
    1.6 km
    6 m
    30.000,000 m³
    1,285 m

    Lake Zarivar (Persian: زریوار‎ Zarivār), also known as Zeribar or Zrewar (Kurdish: Zrêwar or Zrêbar),(Kurdish: زرێبار‎‎), is a lake in western Iran.



    The name is composed of zrê ("sea") and the suffix -bar (which in Kurdish means "lake").


    The lake is situated in the Iranian province of Kordestan west of Marivan and has a length of 5 km (3.1 mi) and a maximum width of 1.6 km (0.99 mi). The lake''s water is fresh and has a maximum depth of 6 metres (20 ft).

    Zeribar Lake is a major touristic attraction in the region. There is a great deal of folklore about the origins of this lake amongst the Kurdish people of the area.

    GalleryPanoramic view from Zrêbar in summer of 2007

    Panoramic view from totally frozen Zrêbar in winter of 2008

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