Lake Vodlozero

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Lake Vodlozero
Lake Vodlozero NASA.jpg
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Lake Vodlozero is located in Russia
Lake Vodlozero
Lake Vodlozero
Lake Vodlozero is located in Karelia
Lake Vodlozero
Lake Vodlozero
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
Primary outflowsVama, Sukhaya Vodla
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length36 km (22 mi)
Max. width16 km (9.9 mi)
Surface area322 km2 (124 sq mi)
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.[1] 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. The largest tributary of the lake is the river Ileksa. Its outflow is the river Vodla (through its tributaries Sukhaya Vodla and Vama), that flows into Lake Onega.[1]

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