Coordinates: 62°49′N 027°47′E / 62.817°N 27.783°E / 62.817; 27.783
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Koski ship on Kallavesi.
Kallavesi is located in Finland
LocationNorthern Savonia
Coordinates62°49′N 027°47′E / 62.817°N 27.783°E / 62.817; 27.783
Catchment area16,270 km2 (6,280 sq mi)[1]
Basin countriesFinland
Max. length90 km (56 mi)[1]
Max. width15 km (9 mi)[1]
Surface area472.76 km2 (182.53 sq mi)[1]
Average depth5–10 m (16–33 ft)[1]
Max. depth> 60 m (200 ft)[1]
Surface elevation81.8 m (268 ft)[1]
SettlementsKuopio, Vehmersalmi
Illustration in Finland framstäldt i teckningar edited by Zacharias Topelius and published 1845-1852.

Kallavesi is a medium-sized lake in Northern Savonia, eastern Finland located around the town of Kuopio. Combined with the lakes Suvasvesi, Juurusvesi–Akonvesi, Muuruvesi, Melavesi, and Riistavesi Kallavesi forms an 890 square kilometres (340 sq mi) lake system named Iso-Kalla.[1] Kallavesi is the largest lake in the region and the tenth largest lake in the country.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kallavesi in Jarviwiki. Retrieved 2014-03-07. (in English)

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Media related to Kallavesi at Wikimedia Commons