- Lake Hammar
lake_name = Lake Hammar
coords = coord|30|46|0|N|47|3|0|E|type:waterbody_region:IQ|display=inline,title
basin_countries = Iraq
area = 600 - 1,350 km²
max-depth = 1.8 m (winter)
3.0 m (spring)
Lake Hammar ( _ar. هور الحمّار, ArTranslit|"Hawr al-Ḥammār") is a
saline lakein southeastern part of Iraq. It is located at around coord|30|46|0|N|47|3|0|E|type:waterbody_region:IQ. It has an area of 600-1,350 km². Water level in the lake fluctuates, with maximum depths varying from 1.8 metres (winter) to 3.0 metres (spring). The lake is an important wetlandsite for birds. The native inhabitants are Marsh Arabs, some of whom occupy villages on artificial, floating islands.
* [http://www.edenagain.org/photogal11.html Hammar Marshland information]
* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sites/index.html?action=SitHTMDetails.asp&sid=8059&m=0 BirdLife Factsheet: Haur Al Hammar]
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