Kovda River

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Kovda (Russian: Ковда)
Kuma, Iova
River
Р. Иова возле Зареченска.jpg
Iova
Country Russia
Region Murmansk Oblast, Republic of Karelia
Source
 - location Lake Topozero
Mouth
 - location Kandalaksha Gulf
Length 233 km (145 mi)
Basin 26,100 km2 (10,077 sq mi)

Kovda River (Russian: Ковда, Finnish Koutajoki) is a river in the south of the Kola Peninsula in Murmansk Oblast and Republic of Karelia, Russia. It is 233 kilometres (145 mi) long, with a drainage basin of 26,100 square kilometres (10,100 sq mi). The Kovda River originates in the Lake Topozero and flows through the lakes Lake Pyaozero and Lake Kovdozero into the Kandalaksha Gulf.

The drainage basin of the Kovda includes the biggest lakes of the north of the Republic of Karelia and the south of Murmansk Oblast, such as Lake Topozero, Lake Pyaozero, Lake Tikshozero, and Lake Kovdozero.

Coordinates: 66°41′N 32°51′E / 66.683°N 32.850°E / 66.683; 32.850