|Location||Inari, Lapland Province|
|Max. length||80 km|
|Max. width||50 km|
|Surface area||1,040.28 km²|
|Average depth||15 m|
|Max. depth||92 m|
|Water volume||15.9 km³|
|Shore length1||3,308 km|
|Surface elevation||118.7 m|
|Islands||3318 (Hautuumaasaari, Ukonkivi)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Inarijärvi (Finnish: Inarijärvi/Inarinjärvi, Northern Sami: Anárjávri, Inari Sami: Aanaarjävri, Skolt Sami: Aanarjäuˊrr, Swedish: Enare träsk, Norwegian: Enaresjøen) is the third largest lake in Finland and the largest lake in Sápmi. It is located in the northern part of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The lake is 117–119 meters above sea level and it is regulated at the Kaitakoski power plant in Russia. The freezing period normally extends from November to early June.
The most well known islands of the lake are Hautuumaasaari ("Graveyard Island"), which served as cemetery of ancient Sami people and Ukonkivi ("Ukko's Stone"), a historical sacrifice place of the ancient inhabitants of the area. There are over 3,000 islands in total. Trout, lake salmon, white fish, perch and pike are found in Lake Inarijärvi's waters.
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