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Facts About Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary.
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations.
The maximum depth of Lake Balaton reaches to about 12 m in the Strait of Tihany separating the western and eastern bays of the lake.
The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to Lake Balaton, and the canalised Sió is the only outflow.
Lake Balaton affects the local area precipitation. The area receives approximately 5–7 cm more precipitation than most of Hungary, resulting in more cloudy days and less extreme temperatures.
The average depth of Balaton 3.2 m.
The Cross-Balaton Swimming competition has been a tradition since 1987, with the participation of thousands of people swimming across the lake at a distance of 5.2 kilometres.
The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake.
The ‘capital’ of the Lake Balaton is Siofok.
Lake Balaton 595 km2 surface area, It’s length is 78 km, the average width is 7.7 km and the average depth is 3.3 m.