Shkodra Lake (Liqeni i Shkodrës) pronounced Skadar Lake lies on the border of Albania-and Montenegro, and is the largest lake in Southern Europe. It takes its name from the city of Shkodër in northern Albania. It is a karst lake. The Montenegrin section of the lake and the surrounding land has been designated a national park, while the Albanian section is a nature reserve and ramsar site. Lake Shkodra is the largest lake in the Balkan peninsula with a surface area that fluctuates seasonally between 370 km 2 (140 sq mi) and 530 km 2 (200 sq mi). Lake Skadar itself is located in the Western Balkans. The lake is located in the border area of Albania and Montenegro, the Montenegrin share of the lake area is slightly larger than the Albanian one. The lake’s water level also varies seasonally from 4.7 to 9.8 meters (15 to 32 feet) above sea level. The lake stretches from northwest to southeast and is approximately 44 km (27 mi) long. The Boyana River connects the lake with the Adriatic Sea and the Drin River provides a connection with Lake Ohrid. The lake is a cryptodepression, filled by the Morača River and drained into the Adriatic by the 41 km (25 mi) long Bojana (Albanian: Buna), which forms the international boundary in the lower half of its length. The largest inflow comes from the Morača, which supplies about 62% of the lake’s water. The total drainage area is 5,490 km 2 (2,120 sq mi).