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Lake Skadar, also known as Lake Scutari or Skadarsko Jezero, is a freshwater lake located on the border between Montenegro and Albania. It is the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula, covering an area of about 370 square kilometers (140 square miles), with a shoreline of approximately 85 kilometers (53 miles).

Lake Skadar is a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, as it is home to over 270 species of birds, making it one of the most important bird habitats in Europe. The lake is surrounded by mountains and hills, providing scenic views and opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

In addition to its natural beauty, Lake Skadar is also home to several small fishing villages, each with its own unique culture and history. Visitors can explore these villages and learn about the traditional ways of life in the region, including fishing and farming.

The lake is also home to several important cultural and historical landmarks, such as the 14th-century Besac Fortress, the 17th-century Monastery of St. George, and the medieval Old Town of Bar.

Lake Skadar is an important source of drinking water and provides a habitat for several endangered species, including the Dalmatian pelican, European otter, and Adriatic sturgeon. In recognition of its ecological importance, Lake Skadar was designated as a National Park in 1983.