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Europe - Rivers and Lakes
France. In Savoie dept., eastern France. The city of Aix-les-Bains is on its shore.
|In what country/countries is Lake Neuchatel (Lac de Neuchatel)?||Lakes in Europe
Switzerland. This is the largest lake entirely within Switzerland. It is also the name of a canton and a city.
Montenegro and Albania. Called Liqen i Shkodrës in Albanian. Shkodër is also the name of an Albanian province and city.
Germany. This is the largest natural lake in East Germany. (Neubrandenburg).
Macedonia, Albania and Greece. Drains north west into Lake Ohrid through a subterranean channel.
Macedonia and Albania. Also the name of a town in Macedonia. It is a tourist area.
Italy. Lake in East Lombardy, its east shore is on Veneto boundary. 143 sq.m.
Italy and Switzerland. It has many resorts on its shores. Chief city on its shore is Locarno (Switzerland).
Switzerland and France. Also called Lake Geneva. The Rhone flows through it. Cities on its shore include Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux.
Hungary. This is the largest lake in Central Europe. 232 sq.m. In German it is called Plattensee.
Austria and Hungary. In Hungarian called Fertö Tó. It was formerly entirely within Hungary, but in 1922 the North two thirds were transferred with Burgenland to Austria.
Switzerland, Germany and Austria. It is also called Lake Constance. 210 sq.m. Towns on its shores include Bregenz (Austria), Friedrichshafen and Konstanz (Germany).
Russia and Estonia. Alexander Nevski defeated the Teutonic knights on the ice of the lake in 1242.
Russia. This is the largest lake in Europe, second largest in Russia. 6835 sq.m. Formerly divided between Russia (USSR) and Finland, now entirely in Russia. During the siege of Leningrad 1941-44 a road built across the ice of the lake brought supplies to the city in winter.
Denmark. It is the largest lake in Denmark, on north east Zealand. 40 sq.km.
Poland. One of the Mazurian Lakes and the largest lake in Poland.
Wales. This is a reservoir created 1880-90 by damming up the river Vyrnwy. It´s the largest lake in Wales.
Ireland. According to a legend, the entrance to St.Patrick´s Purgatory was on a small island in this lake.
Northern Ireland. Largest lake in British Isles. Outlet through Lower Bann.
Scotland. Largest lake in Scotland. Luss on west side and Balloch at south end are the chief towns on its shores. Surrounded by mountains, among them Ben Lomond. The region was made famous by Rob Roy, 18th century outlaw of the clan Macgregor.
England. Largest lake in England, in Cumbria (NW England), also called the Lake District. There is also a town of the same name.
Iceland. Largest lake in Iceland. 32 sq.m. Thingvellir, a site nearby, was scene of the first Icelandic parliament in 930. Also the first meeting place for the modern Althing in 1798. The republic was proclaimed here in 1944.
Finland. This is the largest lake in Finland, 680 sq.m. It drains east through Vuoksi River into Lake Ladoga.
Sweden. Largest lake in Sweden with 2156 sq.m. The western section is called Dalbo.
Norway. This is the largest lake in Norway. It is in Oppland and Hedmark counties, east central Norway. 142 sq.m.
|The Pedieos, the Yialias and the Serakhis are the three largest rivers on which divided Mediterranean island?||European Rivers
Cyprus. The Pedieos, at 100 kilometres in length, is the longest river in Cyprus. The island's capital Nicosia is situated upon it. The River Yialias is 88 kilometres long and the Serakhis is around 55. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
|If I was drinking beer at the Oktoberfest before taking a cruise up the River Isar, which German city would I be in?||European Rivers
Munich. The Tyrolean Alps are the source of the River Isar. It enters Germany at Mittenwald; it runs through Munich and then on into the Danube. After Berlin and Hamburg, Munich is the third largest city in Germany.
|Dublin, the capital city of the Republic Of Ireland, sits at the mouth of which river?||European Rivers
The Liffey. The River Liffey rises in the Wicklow Mountains. It flows through Wicklow, Kildare and the centre of Dublin, before entering the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay.
|If I were braving the cold and salmon-fishing on the non-navigable Elliðaá River, in which island country's capital would I be?||European Rivers
Iceland. Reykjavík is situated in southwest Iceland. The largest river to run through the city is the Elliðaá, which is renowned for its plentiful supply of salmon.
|Named after a famous Portuguese explorer, what is the name of the bridge, the longest in Europe, that spans the River Tagus near Portugal's capital Lisbon?||European Rivers
The Vasco da Gama Bridge. The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge near Lisbon, and at 17.2 kilometeres is the longest in Europe. It was opened in 1998, to ease traffic congestion on the 25th of April Bridge, Lisbon's other main bridge. The Tagus River is the longest on the Iberian Peninsula.
|If I were in the town that was the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which major UK river would I be closest to?||European Rivers
The Avon. The River Avon flows through the market town of Stratford in Warwickshire where Shakespeare was born around 1564. The source of the Avon is Naesby in Northamptonshire. It eventually reaches the River Severn at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.