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Location North Karelia
Coordinates 62°48′N 029°39′E / 62.800°N 29.650°E / 62.800; 29.650Coordinates: 62°48′N 029°39′E / 62.800°N 29.650°E / 62.800; 29.650
Primary outflows Puntarikoski
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 282.64 km2 (109.13 sq mi)
Max. depth 62 m (203 ft)
Surface elevation 87.3 metres (286 ft)[1]
Settlements Kontiolahti
References [1]
Location of the lake

Höytiäinen is a lake in Finland. Due to a mismanaged drainage attempt during 1859, the lake was reduced by around one third of its size. It flows through a channel formed in the drainage attempt, called Höytiäisenkanava, into Lake Pyhäselkä in the province of Northern Karelia. This flows into the Vuoksi River, then into the Neva River delta and via Russia to the Gulf of Finland.


  1. ^ a b "Finnish lakes larger than 40 square kilometers". Finnish Environment Institute. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. 

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