Lake Zug

Quick Facts: Lake Zug
Countries: Switzerland
Catchment area: 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Surface Area: 38.3 km2 (14.8 sq mi)
Max. length: 13.8 km (8.6 mi)
Max. width: 4.7 km (2.9 mi)
Avg. Depth: 83.2 m (273 ft)
Max depth: 197 m (646 ft)
Water Volume: 3.2 km3 (0.77 cu mi)
Surface elevation: 417 m (1.368 ft)

Lake Zug is a lake in Switzerland, touching the cantons of Zug, Schwyz, and Lucerne, southwest of the Lake of Zürich and north of the Lake of Lucerne, at an altitude of 1,357 feet (414 meters).

The lake is about 9 miles (14 km) long from north to south and 21/2 miles (4 km) wide, with an area of 15 square miles (39 sq km) and a maximum depth of 649 feet (198 meters). The Rigi (5,908 feet, or 1,801 meters) rises boldly to the south, with the Rossberg to the east of it, and farther north on the east shore stands the high plateau of the Zugerberg. Elsewhere the lake is surrounded by gently sloping hills.

The Lorze River flows through the north end of the lake, entering from the east and leaving to the northwest, and the Kiemen promontory protrudes from the lake’s western shore. The principal town on the lake is Zug, at the northeastern corner.

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