Prespa


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Prespa

 

a lake in the western Balkan Peninsula, in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece. Located in an intermontane tectonic basin at an elevation of 853 m, it covers an area of 285 sq km and reaches a depth of 54 m. The northern and eastern shores are gently sloping and have a somewhat even shoreline, whereas the southern and western shores are steep and have deep inlets. Lake Prespa is joined by a channel about 1 km long to the shallow Lake Mitri-Prespa, located to the south. It may have subsurface drainage through karst cavities into Lake Ohrid, which lies 16 km to the northwest and is 158 m lower in elevation. Annual variations in Lake Prespa’s water level are between 1.5 and 2 m. There is fishing on the lake.

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Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said Wednesday that the governments of Macedonia and Greece were working to reopen the Markova Noga-German border crossing in Prespa.
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Government, through the Ministry of Transport, constructed two new beaches on Prespa lakeshore in Slivnica and Stenje, and two other beaches in Dojran and also plans to construct a beach in Lagadin for which they already signed an agreement
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Clement of Ohrid Award--for outstanding contribution to culture in the Republic of Macedonia, the highest award of the city of Skopje--the 13 November Award, three awards by the professional jury of the Vojdan Cernodrinski Festival of Professional Theaters in Prilep, the Actor of Europe Award in Prespa, and the Actor of the Year awards of the television channels A1 and Telma.
The Prespa Lakes, known as Europe's oldest lakes lie in Balkan Peninsula and are divided between three countries Albania, Greece and Macedonia.
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They say that the visit of President Ivanov to Albania and his meetings with Macedonians from the region of Prespa is daily politics and a campaign ahead of the presidential elections in March 2014.
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