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Neusiedler See
Fertő tó
Neusiedler See  Fertő tó - Satellite image of the Neusiedler See
Satellite image of the Neusiedler See
Location Austria, Hungary
Coordinates 47°50′N 16°45′E / 47.833°N 16.75°E / 47.833; 16.75Coordinates: 47°50′N 16°45′E / 47.833°N 16.75°E / 47.833; 16.75
Lake type steppe lake
Primary  inflows precipitation, Wulka
Primary  outflows evaporation (90%) Einserkanal (artificial)
Catchment  area 1,120 km²
Basin  countries Austria, Hungary
Max. length 36 km
Max. width 12 km
Surface area 315 km²
Average depth 1 m
Max. depth 1.8 m
Water volume 0.325 km³
Surface  elevation 115.45 m
Settlements Neusiedl am See, Rust
Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape *
Lake Neusiedl
Country Austria and Hungary
Type Cultural
Criteria v
Reference 772
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2001 (25th Session)

Lake Neusiedl is the second largest steppe lake in Central Europe. It goes across the Austrian andHungarian border. The lake covers 315 km². 240 km² is on the Austrian side and 75 km² on the Hungarian side. The lake's drainage basin has an area of about 1,120 km². From north to south, the lake is about 36 km long. It is between 6 km and 12 km wide from east to west. The lake is no more than 1.8 m deep.

Most of the lake is surrounded by reeds which serve as a home for animals. The lake is an important resting place for migratory birds.

In 2001 the national parks in Austria and Fertő-Hanság in Hungary were together accepted as a World Heritage Site.

This article is about a World Heritage Site