Lake Pyaozero

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Lake Pyaozero
Lake Pyaozero NASA.jpg
Lake Pyaozero seen from space
Lake Pyaozero is located in Karelia
Lake Pyaozero
Lake Pyaozero
LocationRepublic of Karelia
Coordinates66°05′N 30°58′E / 66.083°N 30.967°E / 66.083; 30.967Coordinates: 66°05′N 30°58′E / 66.083°N 30.967°E / 66.083; 30.967
Primary inflowsKovda, Oulankajoki
Primary outflowsKovda
Basin countriesRussia
Surface area659 km2 (254 sq mi)

Lake Pyaozero (Russian: Пяозеро, Finnish: Pääjärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, northwestern part of Russia. It has an area of 659 km², and it is drained by the river Kovda.[1] There are many islands on the lake with total area of 186 km². Among the rivers that flow into lake Pyaozero is the river Oulankajoki that begins in Finland, where one of its tributaries is the river Kitkanjoki that begins from lake Kitkajärvi in Finland. From south also the waters of Lake Topozero in the Republic of Karelia flow into the Lake Pyaozero.


  1. ^ Озеро Пя-озеро (Пяо-озеро, Пувозеро) in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)