Göygöl Gölü (Azarbaycan)

Göygöl Gölü (Azarbaycan)

Göygöl Lake is a lake in Azerbaijan.

It is located in the famous Göygöl National Park, the first national park in Azerbaijan. As a result of the earthquake (12th century) that caused the Mount Kapaz to float, Göygöl, a large mountain lake surrounded by the Small Caucasus Mountains, formed on all four sides. Located at an altitude of 1,600 m above sea level, the lake water in the picturesque pit of the Agsu river is a large aquarium with an extraordinary fish fauna.

It is the cleanest of the many mountainous lakes in the Caucasus.

The length of the lake is about 2.5 km, the width is 600 m, and the depth is 93 m. It is freezing between January and March. The steep coastal areas of the lake are covered with oak and hornbeam forests, and oak, hornbeam and beech trees grow. Here also fruit trees such as apple, pear, cherry and plum are also found. In the rainy season it is possible to collect mushrooms and forest fruits on the edges of the lake. It is possible to encounter deer, wild boars, bears, wolves, lynxes and many other animals in the forests