Lake SkadarThe lake's surface, 6 m (20 ft) above sea level, can vary between 370 km2 (140 sq mi) and 530 km2 (200 sq mi), of which 2/3 is in Montenegro.

The lake is a cryptodepression, filled by the river Morača and drained into the Adriatic by the 41 km (25 mi) long Bojana (Albanian: Buna), which forms the international border on the lower half of its length. There are additionally some fresh water sources at the lake bottom. Some small islands like Beška, with two churches on it and Grmožur, a former fortress and prison can be found on the southwest side of the lake.

The Montenegrin part of the lake and its surrounding area were declared a national park in 1983. The Albanian part has been designated as a Managed Nature Reserve. In 1996, by Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, it was included in the Ramsar list of wetlands of international importance.[1]




  • Žabljak   -0.7 °C  •
  • Pljevlja   -3.6 °C  •
  • Herceg Novi   8.5 °C  •
  • Nikšić   0.4 °C  •
  • Cetinje   0.4 °C  •
  • Bar   9.2 °C  •
  • Podgorica   4.2 °C  •
  • Ulcinj   6.6 °C  •
  • Kolašin   -0.1 °C  •

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