Loch Biwa

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Loch Biwa
Lake biwa.jpg
frae space
Coordinates 35°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 inflows 118 rivers
Primar ootflows Seta River
Catchment aurie 3174 km²
Basin kintras Japan
Max. lenth 63.49 km
Max. weenth 22.8 km
Surface aurie 670.4 km²
Max. deepth 103.58 m
Watter vollum 27.5 km³
Residence time 5.5 years
Shore lenth1 235.2 km
Surface elevation 85.6 m
Islands 3
Settlements Hikone, Otsu, Nagahama, Takashima
Designatit 10 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]

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