Loch Biwa

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Loch Biwa
Lake biwa.jpg
frae space
Coordinates35°20′N 136°10′E / 35.333°N 136.167°E / 35.333; 136.167Coordinates: 35°20′N 136°10′E / 35.333°N 136.167°E / 35.333; 136.167
Primary inflows118 rivers
Primar ootflowsSeta River
Catchment aurie3174 km²
Basin kintrasJapan
Max. lenth63.49 km
Max. weenth22.8 km
Surface aurie670.4 km²
Max. deepth103.58 m
Watter vollum27.5 km³
Residence time5.5 years
Shore lenth1235.2 km
Surface elevation85.6 m
Islands3
SettlementsHikone, Otsu, Nagahama, Takashima
Designatit10 Juin 1993
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

Loch Biwa (Japanese: 琵琶湖, Hepburn: Biwa-ko) is the lairgest freshwatter loch in Japan, locatit in Shiga Prefectur (wast-central Honshu), northeast o the umwhile caipital ceety o Kyoto.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Biwa, Lake". Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.