Shkodra Lake is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and is counted as one of the oldest lakes in the world. Its watercolor is 6 meters above sea level and has an area of 368 km², of which 149 km² with a length of 57 km of coastline belong to the Republic of Albania; while 2/3 of Montenegro, where in 1983 declared the lake National Park. There is a very varied shore of the low type of “gear” in the north and rocky in the south. On the southern shore are the beaches on the road from Shkodra to Shiroke and Zogaj where the biggest is Zalli white. The lake’s fauna is diverse and rich in 45 species of fish and 270 species of birds. These poultry constitute 87% of all Ornitofauna of Albania. A gem of this wealth is undoubtedly the pelican, the largest bird in Europe. The deepest point of the lake is about 45 meters. At the south-east end lies Shkodra, from where it also takes its name.