Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lake Urmia is a salt lake in northwestern South Azerbaijan near Turkey. The lake is between the provinces of East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan , west of the southern portion of the similarly shaped Caspian Sea.
It is the largest lake inside Iran and the second largest salt water lake on earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km² (2,000 mile²). At its maximum extent, it is about 140 km (87 miles) long, and 55 km (34 miles) wide. Its deepest point is approximately 16 m (52 ft) deep.
Lake Urmia has 110 islands . Click here for to see pictures.