"Here's some interesting numbers on Lake Garda Statistics"
Lake Garda Statistics
Size of Lake Garda
Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian Lakes. It covers an area of 143 square miles (370 square
kms). The total length is 34 miles (54kms), and the width varies from 2
miles (3 km) at the narrowest part to 11 miles (18 km) at the widest part.
Area: 370 sq km (143 sq miles)
Maximum depth: 364 m (1,194 ft)
Altitude: the shores of Lake Garda are 65 m(213 ft) above sea level
Shoreline of Lake Garda
The total shoreline, or circumference, of Lake Garda is 90 miles (145km), of which there is over 28 miles (45km) of free beaches! The shores of Lake Garda
are 65 metres above sea level.
Rivers connecting to Lake Garda
The Sacra River feeds Lake Garda from the North end of the lake near Riva ('Riva' means River).
Lake Garda is drained by the Mincio River, which flows south to the River Po - the longest
river in Italy. The average amount of time the lake water stays in Lake Garda before flowing out is
26.8 years, another fascinating Lake Garda statistic!
Depth of Lake Garda
Lake Garda has a maximum depth of 346 metres (1131 feet). The deepest part of the lake is 281
metres (919 feet) below sea level. The average
depth of Lake Garda is 136 metres. Take a look at our map above.
Islands of Lake Garda
There are only 5 islands on Lake Garda, none of which are significant in size. The largest island is
Isola del Garda, followed by the Isola dei Conigli ("Rabbits' Island") or San Biagio. The other
smaller islands are called Isola dell'Olivo, Isola di
Sogno and Isola di Trimelone.