Lake Bracciano

Quick Facts: Lake Bracciano
Country: Italy
Surface area: 56.76 km² (21.92 sq mi)
Diameter length: 51.2 mi (9 km)
Max. depth: 160 m (525 ft)
Surface elevation: 160 m (520 ft)
Type: crater lake

The Lake Bracciano, officialy Lago di Bracciano, is a lake situated in west central Italy, 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Rome. It is the ancient Lacus Sabatinus and occupies the crater of the Monti Sabatini.

Circular in shape, the lake has an area of about 22 square miles (57 sq km), a diameter of 51/2 miles (9 km), and a maximum depth of 525 feet (160 meters). It is drained on the southeast by the Arrone River, which flows to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Trout, eels, and other fish abound in the lake. On the shore are hot sulfur springs. The walled town of Bracciano overlooks the lake on the southwest.

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