Uluabat Lake in Turkey


Date : 13.03.2019 15:04:01

The Uluabat Lake is located in Nilufer. Uluabat Lake is very beautiful destination in Turkey in terms of nature tourism.

Lake Uluabat is the name of a freshwater lake in the vicinity of Bursa, Turkey. It is a large lake, covering an area of between 135 and 160 km² depending on the water level, but very shallow, being only 3 m deep at its deepest point. The lake contains eight islands and one other that is sometimes an island and sometimes a peninsula. The largest island is known as Halilbey Island. In the southwest the lake is fed by the Mustafakemalpaşa River, which has formed a silty delta. Water leaves the lake by way of the Uluabat stream, flowing to the west, and reaches the Sea of Marmara via the Susurluk River.

Most shores of the lake are covered in submerged plants, and it has the most extensive white water lily beds in Turkey. Uluabat Lake is one of the breeding areas for the endangered pygmy cormorant . The latest DHKD survey in June 1998 found 823 pygmy cormorant pairs, 105 night heron pairs, 109 squacco heron pairs, and 48 spoonbill pairs breeding on Uluabat.

Modern residential areas by its shores are Mustafakemalpaşa and Karacabey. The area was famous for centuries for its silkworm cultivation, but this industry has died out due to synthetic fabrics. The main industry today is fishing.

If your path falls to Bursa, don't forget to add Uluabat Lake to your list of places to see.

Category : Lakes in Turkey

Uluabat Lake

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