Lake Sevan

Local nameՍևանա լիճ
LocationGegharkunik Province, Armenia

Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. The lake is situated in Gegharkunik Province, at an altitude of 1,900 m above sea level. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000 km2, which makes up ​1⁄6 of Armenia's territory. The lake itself is 1,242 km2, and the volume is 32.8 km3. It is fed by 28 rivers and streams. Only 10% of the incoming water is drained by the Hrazdan River, while the remaining 90% evaporates.

The lake provides some 90% of the fish and 80% of the crayfish catch of Armenia. Sevan has significant economic, cultural, and recreational value. Its only island is home to a medieval monastery.

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Day Tour to Sevan Lake, Tsakhkadzor Rope Way and Kecharis Monastery in Armenia from 29 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Sevan

Wikitravel http://wikitravel.org/en/Lake_Sevan_Region

Coordinates 40°30'48.856" N 44°57'33.822" E

Tours and activities: Lake Sevan

Day Tour to Sevan Lake, Tsakhkadzor Rope Way and Kecharis Monastery in Armenia

from 29 USD

Day Trip to Garni,Gegard and Lake Sevan

from 59 USD

Lake Sevan, Noratus, Hayravank, Sevanavank Trip from Yerevan

from 24 USD

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