Karasjohka

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Karasjohka  (Norwegian)
Kárášjohka  (Northern Sami)
Kárášjokha river 3.jpg
View of the river
Karasjohka is located in Finnmark
Karasjohka
Location of the river
Karasjohka is located in Norway
Karasjohka
Karasjohka (Norway)
Country Norway
County Finnmark
Municipalities Karasjok, Kautokeino
Physical characteristics
Main source Nuorttit Rávdojávri lake
Kautokeino, Finnmark
519 metres (1,703 ft)
68°43′56″N 24°15′18″E / 68.73222°N 24.25500°E / 68.73222; 24.25500
River mouth Tana River
Karasjok, Finnmark
125 metres (410 ft)
69°26′03″N 25°48′13″E / 69.43417°N 25.80361°E / 69.43417; 25.80361Coordinates: 69°26′03″N 25°48′13″E / 69.43417°N 25.80361°E / 69.43417; 25.80361
Length 161 km (100 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 4,948 km2 (1,910 sq mi)
Tributaries

Karasjohka (Norwegian) or Kárášjohka (Northern Sami) is a river in Finnmark county, Norway. The 161-kilometre (100 mi) long river runs through Kautokeino Municipality and Karasjok Municipality. The river is one of the most important rivers that drains the Finnmarksvidda plateau. It flows into the famous salmon-fishing Tana River near the Finnish village of Karigasniemi on the Norway-Finland border.[1]

The river begins at the small Norwegian lake of Nuorttit Rávdojávri which lies inside the Øvre Anárjohka National Park, just inside the border with Finland. The river begins high on the Finnmarksvidda plateau and then flows north through Kautokeino and Karasjok municipalities. About 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the village of Karasjok, the river turns and heads to the east. At its confluence with the river Anarjohka, the two rivers form the Tana River. The Karasjohka river drains a watershed of 4,948 square kilometres (1,910 sq mi). The European route E06 highway runs along the northern shore of the last 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) of the river.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Kárášjohka" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-29.