a year ago
The lake was formed by the earthquake of September 30, 1139. Goygol Lake is located on the northern slope of the Shahdag Range, in close proximity to its watershed ridge and from the junction with the Murovdag Range, 3.6 km west of Ginaldag Mountain (3373 m). It lies at an altitude of 1,553.3 meters above sea level and is elongated in a narrow strip from the north-west to the south-east and has a length of 2.8 km and a width of about 800 m. Its mirror area is about 0.78 km². Lake freshwater and wastewater . It is drained from the north-western part through a tributary without a name, which flows into the Shamkirchay river 85 km from the mouth (the Shamkirchay river flows into the Kur river 812 km from the mouth and has a length of 95 km) . The greatest depth of the lake is 96 m.
a year ago
I love this place❤️❤️
2 years ago
Small Caucasus 1500m. Lake in the mountains! Its beauty. Impressive. In the spring it's cold. Good summer. Super Autumn!!!
3 years ago
Amazing place, amazing lake. Beautiful, lovely place...a must visit for tourist. It's pretty, we are happy we didn't stay there longer than a day. The water is awfully cold and there aren't many attractions around the lake.
2 years ago
Goygel is a magnificent lake in the western part of Azerbaijan, located on the territory of Goygel region, on the northern slope of the Murovdag ridge, at the foot of the Kapaz mountain, in the gorge of the Akhsu river. It is one of the largest lakes in Azerbaijan. The lake area is 0.78 km²; the length from south to north is 2800 m, the maximum width is 800 m. The average depth is 30 m, and the maximum is 96 m. The lake was formed as a result of a devastating earthquake that occurred near Ganja on September 30, 1139, as a result of which the top of Mount Kapaz collapsed in the gorge of the Akhsu River. The resulting dam is Lake Goygel. However, according to the research of many authors, the lake has a glacial origin. On the territory of the lake there are 423 species of trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal plants. Of these, 76 species are trees and shrubs, the rest form grass cover. On the shores of the lake are found deer, roe deer, bear, wild boar, mountain goat, wolf, fox, jackal, badger, porcupine, wild cat, lynx. Trout is also found in the lake. The lake is located on the territory of the Goygel national park. The park was created in 2008 on the territory of Goygel district. The total area of the park is 12.755 hectares (127.55 sq. Km). The park was created on the basis of the Goygel State Reserve, founded in 1925.