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Prespa, Lake

Prespa, Lake prĕs´pä [key], Albanian Prespës, Macedonian Prespansko, 112 sq mi (290 sq km), SW North Macedonia, NW Greece, and E Albania; highest lake (alt. 2,798 ft/853 m) of the Balkans. It is connected with Lake Ohrid by underground channels. Near the North Macedonian shore, outside Kubinovo, is the noted Byzantine church of St. George. The smaller Mikrí Prespa Lake is nearby; it lies in Greece and Albania.

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