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Máchovo jezero
Location Liberec Region
Coordinates 50°34′59″N 14°38′59″E / 50.58306°N 14.64972°E / 50.58306; 14.64972Coordinates: 50°34′59″N 14°38′59″E / 50.58306°N 14.64972°E / 50.58306; 14.64972
Lake type artificial lake
Basin countries Czech Republic
Surface area 2.84 km²

Máchovo jezero is an artificial lake (fish pond) (now 2.84 km²) in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic, near Doksy and Bezděz Castle.

During Tertiary a large lake existed at this site (as a remnant of an older sea). During the last Ice Age the lake got drained away leaving only peat bog. Between 1366 and 1367 Charles IV ordered a large pond to be established here.

Its older name was Velký rybník (Great Pond, in German Großteich, Gross-Teich) or Hirschberský rybník (in German Hirschberger Großteich). Its current name got used after 1945, officially since 1961. The name could be translated as Mácha's Lake (in German Mácha-See), after the romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha.

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