Lutto (river)

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Lutto
Finnish: Luttojoki, Northern Sami: Lotto, Skolt Sami: Lått
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Luttojoki in Inari, Finland
Origin Saariselkä
Mouth Upper Tuloma Reservoir
Basin countries Finland, Russia
Length 190 kilometres (120 mi)

The Lutto (Finnish: Luttojoki or Lutto, Northern Sami: Lotto or Lohttu, Skolt Sami: Lått, Russian: Лотта and Norwegian: Lotta) is a river that is part of the watercourse of the Tuloma. It flows through the eastern parts of the municipalities of Inari and Sodankylä in Finland and in the southern part of Pechenga in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. Before the Pechenga area was ceded to the Russians, the entire river was within Finland’s borders.

The Lutto starts from a small lake, Lake Lutto, in the northern part of the village of Saariselkä. From there, the river flows eastward, occasionally hugging the border between Inari and Sodankylä. Near Raja-Jooseppi, it enters Russia, turns northeast and empties into the western side of the Upper Tuloma Reservoir. From the east side of the reservoir it continues as the Tuloma river. The river's most significant tributary on the Finnish side of the border is the Suomu.

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This article incorporates information from the revision as of 7-19-2007 of the equivalent article on the Finnish Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 68°27′15″N 28°25′30″E / 68.45417°N 28.42500°E / 68.45417; 28.42500