ZURICH .LAKE OF, a Swiss lake, extending S.E. of the
See also:town of Zurich . It is formed by the
See also:Linth, which, rising in the glaciers of the
See also:Todi range in
See also:Glarus, was diverted by the
See also:Esther canal (completed in 181x) into the
See also:Walensee, whence, by means of the Linth canal (completed in 1816), its
See also:waters are carried to the east end of the lake of Zurich . This river issues from the lake at its
See also:north-west end, passing through the town of Zurich, but is then called the Limmat . No streams of importance flow into the lake . Its
See also:area is about 34 sq. m., its extreme length 25 in., its greatest breadth 2 m., and its greatest
See also:depth 469 ft., while its
See also:surface is 1342 ft. above
See also:sea-level . It is included, or the greater portion, in the
See also:Canton of Zurich, but at its east end 84- sq. in. towards the
See also:shore are in that of Schwyz, and 4 sq . M. towards the
See also:northern shore in that of St
See also:Gall . The
See also:dam of
See also:masonry, carrying the railway
See also:line and
See also:carriage road from Rapperswil to I'faffikon, which cuts off the extreme eastern
See also:part of the lake from the
See also:rest, is passed only by small boats; steamers (of which the first was placed on the lake in 1835) do not go beyond the dam, as the eastern portion of the lake is shallow and choked by weeds . West of this dam is the small
See also:island of Ufenau, 'where in 1523
See also:Ulrich von Hutten took
See also:refuge and died . Both shores are well cultivated and fertile . There are many villas, particularly near Zurich, and elsewhere numerous factories in the various flourishing villages .
Zurich, at the north end of the 'lake, is the
See also:principal place on it . On the west shore (which gradually becomes the south shore) are Thalwil,
See also:Horgen, Wadenswil, Richterswil, Pfaffikon, and Lachen . On the opposite shore are Meilen (near which the first lake dwellings were discovered in 1853-54), Stafa, and the
See also:quaint town of Rapperswil, the
See also:castle of which shelters a
See also:Polish museum, wherein is the heart of Kosciuszko . Schmerikon is close to the east end of the lake, and a little beyond is the more important town of Uznach . (W . A . B .
FRANCISCO ZURBARAN (1598–1662)
ZURICH (Fr. Zurich; Ital. Zurigo)
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