Lake Vodlozero

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Lake Vodlozero
Lake Vodlozero NASA.jpg
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LocationKarelia
Coordinates62°20′N 36°55′E / 62.333°N 36.917°E / 62.333; 36.917Coordinates: 62°20′N 36°55′E / 62.333°N 36.917°E / 62.333; 36.917
Primary inflowsIleksa River
Primary outflowsVodla River
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length36 km (22 mi)
Max. width16 km (9.9 mi)
Surface area322 km2 (124 sq mi)
Islands190
Lake Vodlozero

Lake Vodlozero (Russian: Водлозеро, Finnish: Vodlajärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the southeastern part of the Republic of Karelia, Russia. It is located at 62°20′N 36°55′E / 62.333°N 36.917°E / 62.333; 36.917 and has an area of 322 km². It is 36 km long and 16 km wide. There are more than 190 islands on the lake. Vodlozero is used for fishery. It freezes up in early November and stays icebound until early May. Vodla River flows from Vodlozero into Lake Onega.

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