Loktak Lake

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Loktak Lake
View of Loktak Lake and Phumdis
View of Loktak Lake and Phumdis
Location of lake in Manipur, India
Location of lake in Manipur, India
Loktak Lake
Location of lake in Manipur, India
Location of lake in Manipur, India
Loktak Lake
LocationManipur
Coordinates24°33′N 93°47′E / 24.550°N 93.783°E / 24.550; 93.783Coordinates: 24°33′N 93°47′E / 24.550°N 93.783°E / 24.550; 93.783
TypeFresh water (lentic)
Primary inflowsManipur River and many small rivulets
Primary outflowsThrough barrage for hydropower generation, irrigation, and water supply
Catchment area980 km2 (380 sq mi)
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length35 km (22 mi)
Max. width13 km (8 mi)
Surface area287 km2 (111 sq mi)
Average depth2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Max. depth4.6 m (15.1 ft)
Surface elevation768.5 m (2,521 ft)
IslandsThanga, Ithing, Sendra islands. Also many floating islands called phumdis or phumshongs
SettlementsImphal & Moirang
Designated23 March 1990
Reference no.463[1]
Loktak Lake in December 2016
Loktak Lake, December 2016

Loktak Lake (Meitei: Loktak Paat) is the largest freshwater lake in India. It is located in the central plains of the state of Manipur.[2][3] It is famous for the phumdis (or floating islands) that float on it, of which the largest forms the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park in the world.[4][5][6] It is also known as the "world's only floating lake" and is a tourist attraction in Northeast India.

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  1. "Loktak Lake". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. "Loktak: the world's only floating lake". indiatimes.com.
  3. "Manipur's floating lake at risk". www.indiawaterportal.org.
  4. "The world's only floating national park". www.bbc.com.
  5. Prakash, Rao; Yogesh, Patil (2016-11-04). Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management. IGI Global. ISBN 978-1-5225-1047-5.
  6. Josh, Jagran. Current Affairs August 2016 eBook. Jagran Josh.