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Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser
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View from Abu Simbel
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Map showing the location of the lake
Coordinates view on map
Lake type Reservoir
Primary inflows Nile
Primary outflows Nile
Basin countries Egypt, Sudan
Max. length 550 km (340 mi)
Max. width 35 km (22 mi)
Surface area 5,250 km2 (2,030 sq mi)
Average depth 25.2 m (83 ft)
Max. depth 180 m (590 ft)
Water volume 132 km3 (32 cu mi)
Shore length1 7,844 km (25,735,000 ft)
Surface elevation 183 m (600 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Nasser (Arabic: ?? Boheret Na?er, Egyptian Arabic: [bo'heet 'ns?e?]) is a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. It is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Strictly, "Lake Nasser" refers only to the much larger portion of the lake that is in Egyptian territory (83% of the total), with the Sudanese preferring to call their smaller body of water Lake Nubia (Egyptian Arabic: Boheret Nubeyya, [bo'heet n?'bejjæ]). The area of Sudan-administered Wadi Halfa Salient was largely flooded by Lake Nasser.

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