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Lake of Banyoles
Estany de Banyoles
Lago de Bañolas
Location Banyoles, Spain
Coordinates 42°07′31″N 2°45′19″E / 42.12528°N 2.75528°E / 42.12528; 2.75528Coordinates: 42°07′31″N 2°45′19″E / 42.12528°N 2.75528°E / 42.12528; 2.75528
Basin countries Spain
Max. length c. 2,000 m
Surface area 1.18 km²
Average depth c. 15 m
Max. depth c. 40 m
Surface elevation 172 m

Lake Banyoles (or Estany de Banyoles) is a natural lake located in the comarca "Pla de l'Estany", in northeastern Catalonia, Spain. It is named after the nearby town of Banyoles. The lake is approximately 2,000 m by 700 m with an average depth of 15 m that in several points gets down to almost 40 m. It is located in a natural tectonic depression.


Flora and fauna

There are both native and introduced fish species in the lake, like carp, gardí, bavosa de riu, sunfish, tench, black bass and eel. It is known that other fishes like the pike, the peix gat and the goldfish were introduced in the 19th century, but no specimens of those species have been found in recent surveys in the lake.[1]

Sports in the lake

This lake became famous as the rowing location for the Barcelona Olympics 1992 and the World Rowing Championships in 2004. It is also a popular training location for many foreign rowers, particularly English rowers.

A panorama of Lake Banyoles and Club Natació Banyoles


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Catalan Wikipedia.

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Preceded by
Misari Regatta
Olympic Regatta

Succeeded by
Lake Lanier


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