Lake Scutari

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Scutari, Lake


a lake in Yugoslavia and Albania. The area varies between 356 and 370 sq km, depending on the seasonal change in water level. Depths range to 12 m. The eastern and northern shores are low, while the western and southwestern shores are mountainous. Water from the lake is conveyed by the Buene River to the Adriatic Sea. Lake Scutari is navigable, and there is fishing on a commercial scale. The Albanian city of Shkodra is situated close to the lake’s southeastern shore.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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