|Lago Maggiore (long lake)|
|situation:||Upper Italy, Tessin|
|surface:||212.5 km ²|
|maximum depth:||372 m|
|of supplies:||Tessin, Maggia, Toce|
|height over sea:||193 m|
|larger cities on the bank:|| Locarno, Luino,|
of the Lago Maggiore or long lake (also Lago Verbano (ital.), of latin Lacus Verbanus) is more been appropriate in the Italian regions a Piemont and a Lombardei and in Swiss canton Tessin for 212.5 km ² large lake. 80,1% of the surface are allotted to Italy, thoseremaining 19,9% on Switzerland. It is enough from the southern alpine chain to to the edge of the Poebene. Like the other upper-Italian lakes it developed with the melting of ice-age glaciers. Particularly in the northern part it is surrounded by high cliffs.
The sea-mirror lies on the averagewith 193 m and. M.. The lake is 66 km long and up to 10 km broad. It is after the Gardasee the second largest lake of Italy. The largest depth amounts to 372 M. The sea-reason is thus over 170 m under the sea level. Thus is the Lago Maggiore the deepest lake of Switzerland.
The catchment area is 6,386 km ² largely (3,326 km ² in Switzerland and 3,060 km ² in Italy).
of the fishery in the Lago Maggiore live several occupation Fischer. The total yield is with 150 tons per year.
Since 1826 there is a passenger liner travel on the lake. Today the Navigazione Laghi Maggiore Garda Como operates a fleet of 25 ships.
West the Maggia continues to flow. It constantly brings Geschiebe with itself, so that the Maggia delta extends today far into the lake. East the Deltas lies Locarno, which particularly by its Filmfestival and the pilgrimage church Madonna del Sasso well-knownis, on the west side Ascona with its sea-promenade and the Monte Verità. In the hinterland the valley divides with Ponte Brolla into the Centovalli to the left and the Maggiatal to the right side. In the north the Verzasca flows into the lake, above all admits by thosePonte bridges dei Salti and the 220 m high concrete dam.
Because of the gulf is also Stresa, which bark with its Epoque - mansions and - hotel palaces today still the charm of a mondänen Nobelkurortes radiate. In Stresa some historically important conferences took place.
South the city Arona continues to lie. Two kilometers north of Arona 1624 23 m a high copper Kolossalstatue became(35 m with base) from Karl boron Rome from establishes, which was up to the building of the liberty statue in New York the highest from the inside accessible statue.
South the lake, with Sesto Calende, lies close a Auengebiet placed under nature protection.
with Brissago are the two Isole di Brissago with their botanischen garden.
North of Cannero Riviera lietwo Inselchen, called Castelli di Cannero.
Stresa pre-aged are the four Borromäi islands Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori (also well-known as Isola Superiore) and Isola di San Giovanni.
places at the Lago Maggiore
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Swiss lakes with a surface of over 1 km ² (without storage reservoirs):
Ägerisee | Baldeggersee | Bielersee (Lac de Bienne) | Bodensee | Brienzersee | Geneva lake (Lac Léman) | Seizing lake | Hallwilersee | Long lake (Lago Maggiore) | Lauerzersee | Luganersee (Lago di Lugano) | Murtensee (Lac de Morat) | New citizen lake (Lac de Neuchâtel) | Oeschinensee | Pfäffikersee | Sarnersee | Sempachersee | Silsersee (Lej there Segl) | Silvaplanersee (Lej there Silvaplauna) | Thunersee | Vierwaldstättersee | Whale lake | Zugersee | Zurich lake
coordinates: 45° 57 ' 52 " N, 8° 38 ' 59 " O