Lake Morat

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Lake Morat/Lake Murten
Lac de Morat/Murtensee
Lac de Morat 2003-05-04.jpg
LocationCantons of Fribourg and Vaud
Coordinates46°56′N 7°5′E / 46.933°N 7.083°E / 46.933; 7.083Coordinates: 46°56′N 7°5′E / 46.933°N 7.083°E / 46.933; 7.083
Primary inflowsBroye
Primary outflowsBroye canal
Catchment area693 km2 (268 sq mi)
Basin countriesSwitzerland
Max. length8.2 km (5.1 mi)
Max. width2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Surface area22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Max. depth45 m (148 ft)
Water volume0.55 km3 (450,000 acre⋅ft)
Residence time1.6 years
Surface elevation429 m (1,407 ft)
IslandsLa Grande Ile (islet)
SettlementsMorat/Murten

Lake Morat or Lake Murten (French: Lac de Morat; German: Murtensee) is a lake in the cantons of Fribourg and Vaud in the west of Switzerland. It is named after the small bilingual town of Murten/Morat on its southern shore.