Karasjohka

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This article is about the river in Finnmark, Norway. For other places, see Karasjok (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 69°26′03″N 25°48′13″E / 69.43417°N 25.80361°E / 69.43417; 25.80361
Karasjohka (Kárášjohka)
River
Kárášjokha river 3.jpg
View of the river
Country Norway
County Finnmark
Municipalities Karasjok, Kautokeino
Tributaries
 - left Iešjohka
 - right Bávttajohka
Source Nuorttit Rávdojávri lake
 - location Kautokeino, Finnmark, Norway
 - elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
 - coordinates 68°43′56″N 24°15′18″E / 68.73222°N 24.25500°E / 68.73222; 24.25500
Mouth Tana River
 - location Karasjok, Finnmark, Norway
 - elevation 125 m (410 ft)
 - coordinates 69°26′03″N 25°48′13″E / 69.43417°N 25.80361°E / 69.43417; 25.80361
Length 161 km (100 mi)
Basin 4,948 km2 (1,910 sq mi)

Karasjohka (Norwegian) or Kárášjohka (Northern Sami) is a river in Finnmark county, Norway. The 161-kilometre (100 mi) long river runs through Kautokeino Municipality and Karasjok Municipality. The river is one of the most important rivers that drains the Finnmarksvidda plateau. It flows into the famous salmon-fishing Tana River near Karigasniemi on the Norway-Finland border.[1]

The river begins at the small lake Nuorttit Rávdojávri inside Øvre Anárjohka National Park, just over the border with Finland. The river begins high on the Finnmarksvidda plateau and then flows north through Kautokeino and Karasjok municipalities. About 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the village of Karasjok, the river turns and heads to the east. At its confluence with the river Anarjohka, the two rivers form the Tana River. The Karasjohka river drains a watershed of 4,948 square kilometres (1,910 sq mi). The European route E06 highway runs along the northern shore of the last 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) of the river.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Kárášjohka" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-29.