Lake Morat

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Lake Morat/Lake Murten
Lac de Morat/Murtensee
Lac de Morat 2003-05-04.jpg
Location Cantons of Fribourg and Vaud
Coordinates 46°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 inflows Broye
Primary outflows Broye canal
Catchment area 693 km2 (268 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 8.2 km (5.1 mi)
Max. width 2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Surface area 22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Max. depth 45 m (148 ft)
Water volume 0.55 km3 (450,000 acre⋅ft)
Residence time 1.6 years
Surface elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Islands La Grande Ile (islet)
Settlements Morat/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.