Pitch Lake

The Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world, estimated to contain 10 million tons. It is located in La Brea in southwest , within the Siparia Regional Corporation.

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is a town in southwestern , located northeast of and southwest of . Photo: Vialva, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the main town in the lightly populated deep south peninsula of . Photo: Grueslayer, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Pitch Lake

10.2337° or 10° 14' 1.4" north
-61.6283° or 61° 37' 41.7" west
Open Location Code
30 metres (98 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: بحيرة الزفت
  • Basque: Pitch Lake
  • Bulgarian: Катранено езеро
  • Bulgarian: Катраненото езеро
  • Chinese: 彼奇湖
  • Croatian: Jezero Pitch
  • Croatian: Pitch
  • Czech: Pitch Lake
  • Dutch: Pitch Lake
  • Esperanto: Asfalta Lago
  • Estonian: Pitchi asfaldijärv
  • French: Pitch Lake
  • French: lac Pitch
  • Georgian: პიჩ-ლეიკი
  • German: La Brea Pitch Lake
  • German: Pitch Lake
  • Hebrew: אגם הזפת
  • Japanese: ピッチ湖
  • Lithuanian: Asfalto ežeras
  • Norwegian: Pitch Lake
  • Norwegian Bokmål: La Brea asfaltsjø
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Pitch Lake
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Tierra de Brea
  • Persian: دریاچه قیر
  • Polish: Jezioro Asfaltowe
  • Portuguese: Pitch Lake
  • Russian: Питч-Лейк
  • Russian: Пич-Лейк
  • Spanish: Lago de la Brea
  • Swedish: La Brea asfaltsjö
  • Ukrainian: Піч-Лейк
  • Pitch Lake of La Brea

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