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Coordinates 62°43′30″N 24°50′30″E / 62.72500°N 24.84167°E / 62.72500; 24.84167Coordinates: 62°43′30″N 24°50′30″E / 62.72500°N 24.84167°E / 62.72500; 24.84167
Primary inflows Vihanninjoki
Primary outflows Karajoki
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 11.012 km2 (4.252 sq mi)
Average depth 4 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 23 m (75 ft)
Water volume 0.044 km3 (36,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 46.08 km (28.63 mi)
Surface elevation 148.7 m (488 ft)
Frozen December–April
Settlements Saarijärvi
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Karankajärvi is a medium-sized lake in the Kymijoki main catchment area. It is located in the region Central Finland and in Saarijärvi municipality.[1] A strait divides the lake in two parts, Ala-Karanka and Ylä-Karanka.

In Finland there are 4 lakes that are called Karankajärvi. This is the biggest of them.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Karankajärvi in Järviwiki Web Service. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-03-09. (in English)
  2. ^ Karankajärvi-lakes in Järviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-09. (in English)