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Location Ilomantsi, North Karelia
Coordinates 62°57′N 030°42′E / 62.950°N 30.700°E / 62.950; 30.700Coordinates: 62°57′N 030°42′E / 62.950°N 30.700°E / 62.950; 30.700
Type Lake
Catchment area Vuoksi
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 163.67 km2 (40,440 acres)[1]
Average depth 6.71 m (22.0 ft)
Max. depth 46.46 m (152.4 ft)
Water volume 1.1 km3 (890,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 424.22 km (263.60 mi)
Surface elevation 143.4 m (470 ft)[1]
Islands Lammassaari, Juuansaari, Hirvatsaari, Iso Viitasaari
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Koitere is a rather large lake in Ilomantsi, North Karelia, Finland. The lake, which sports 451 islands and many beaches, is located in the middle of wilderness. The river Koitajoki, which is a tributary of the river Pielisjoki in North Karelia, flows from the lake.

Koitere Lacus, one of the apparent methane lakes on Saturn's moon Titan is named after this lake. That lake is located 79.4N and 36.14°W on Titan's globe and is presumed to be composed of liquid methane and ethane.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Koitere (04.941.1.001)". Järviwiki. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 22 Feb 2014. (English)
  2. ^ Coustenis, A.; Taylor, F. W. (21 July 2008). Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World. World Scientific. pp. 154–155. ISBN 978-981-281-161-5.