Lake Como

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Lake Como
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Panoramic view of Lake Como with Grigna Mountains and Bellagio
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Location Lombardy, Italy
Coordinates 46°00′N 9°16′E / 46.000°N 9.267°E / 46.000; 9.267Coordinates: 46°00′N 9°16′E / 46.000°N 9.267°E / 46.000; 9.267
Primary inflows Adda River, Mera River
Primary outflows Adda River
Catchment area 4,509 km2 (1,741 sq mi) [1]
Basin countries Italy, Switzerland
Max. length 46 km (29 mi)
Max. width 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Surface area 146 km2 (56 sq mi)
Average depth 154 m (505 ft)[1]
Max. depth 425 m (1,394 ft)
Water volume 22.5 km3 (5.4 cu mi)
Residence time 5.5 years [1]
Surface elevation 198 m (650 ft)[1]
Islands Isola Comacina
Settlements Como, Lecco
References [1]

Lake Como (Italian: Lago di Como) is a glacial lake in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 square kilometres (56 sq mi). It is the third largest lake in Italy (after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore).

Some of the towns and villages on the shores of Lake Como are Como, Lierna, Lecco, Bellagio, Mandello del Lario, and Lenno.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Laghi italiani". Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 

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