Lake Beyşehir, Beysehir

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Lake Beyşehir is a large freshwater lake in Konya provinces, southwestern part of Turkey. It is located at around and is the largest freshwater lake in Turkey. It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide. It carries the same name as the principal urban centre of its region, Beyşehir.
The lake is fed by streams flowing from the Sultan Mountains and the Anamas Mountains. The water level in the lake often fluctuates by year and by season. Lake Beyşehir is used for irrigation and aquaculture, although it is also a national park. There are thirty-two islets in varying sizes in the lake. Lake Beyşehir is also an important site for many bird species.
The maximum depth is 10 metres.
Water in the lake was at its lowest level during the period 1960-1990 in October 1975 at 1121.96 metres, with 64,500 hectares of water surface. The highest water level in the same period was 1125.50 metres in March 1981, with a surface area of 74,600 hectares.
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  • It was cost 35 Euro including Boating, Lunch, Tea Break and visiting around village, mosque, historical site and stock valley as a day trip. We were on the lake about an hour rides. The atmosphere...  more »
  • It departs every hour ; it is a relaxing trip to breath and appreciate the hugeness of the lake , its nice blue color and the mountains still with some snow on the background. However don’t expect...  more »
  • Beautiful viewpoint and picnic spots along the lakeshore
  • Wonderful place... One of the biggest lakes in turkey.
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