Lake Toba

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Satellite image of Lake Toba: 100km long and 30km wide. The lake is the caldera of a supervolcano
Position of Lake Toba

Lake Toba [1] is a lake in the caldera of a supervolcano. The lake is 100 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide, and 505 metres (1,666 ft) at its deepest point.

It is in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with an elevation of about 900 metres (2,953 ft). The lake stretches from 2°53′N 98°31′E / 2.88°N 98.52°E / 2.88; 98.52 to 2°21′N 99°06′E / 2.35°N 99.1°E / 2.35; 99.1. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.[2]

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