Tipitski Lakes

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Coordinates: 41°43′34″N23°27′26″E / 41.72611°N 23.45722°E / 41.72611; 23.45722

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A view of the Tipits Lakes. Tipicki ezera IMG 0103.jpg
A view of the Tipits Lakes.

The Tipits Lakes (Bulgarian : Типицки езера) are two lakes that are located in the Tipits cirque of the Northern Pirin mountains of Bulgaria.

Bulgarian language South Slavic language

Bulgarian, is an Indo-European language and a member of the Southern branch of the Slavic language family.

Cirque An amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion

A cirque is an amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion. Alternative names for this landform are corrie and cwm. A cirque may also be a similarly shaped landform arising from fluvial erosion.

Pirin mountain range

The Pirin Mountain is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria, with Vihren at an altitude of 2,914 m being the highest peak. One hypothesis is the mountain was named after Perun, the highest god of the Slavic pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning. Another version is that the etymology of the range derives from the Thracian word Perinthos, meaning "Rocky Mountain".

The Upper lake has a surface area of 17,7 decares and is 2,3 m deep; while the Lower lake has a surface area of 15,9 decares and depth of 9 m. There is also a smaller lake which drys up. The two bigger lakes are not connected and their water pours out from separate streams. There is trout in the lakes.

Trout Number of species of freshwater fish

Trout is the common name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish such as Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout or speckled trout.

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