|Loktak Lake |
(Meitei: Loktāk Pāt)
|Type||Fresh water (lentic)|
|Primary inflows||Manipur River and many small rivulets|
|Primary outflows||Through barrage for hydropower generation, irrigation, and water supply|
|Catchment area||980 km2 (380 sq mi)|
|Max. length||35 km (22 mi)|
|Max. width||13 km (8 mi)|
|Surface area||287 km2 (111 sq mi)|
|Average depth||2.7 m (8.9 ft)|
|Max. depth||4.6 m (15.1 ft)|
|Surface elevation||768.5 m (2,521 ft)|
|Islands||Thanga, Ithing, Sendra islands. Also many floating islands called phumdis or phumshongs|
|Settlements||Imphal & Moirang|
|Designated||23 March 1990|
Loktak Lake (Meitei: Loktak Paat) is the largest freshwater lake in India, located in the central plains of the state of Manipur. 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. It is also known as the "world's only floating lake" and is a tourist attraction in Northeast India.
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- "Loktak: the world's only floating lake". indiatimes.com.
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