|Location||Inari, Lapland Province|
|Max. length||80 km (50 mi)|
|Max. width||50 km (31 mi)|
|Surface area||1,040.28 km2 (401.65 sq mi)|
|Average depth||15 m (49 ft)|
|Max. depth||92 m (302 ft)|
|Water volume||15.9 km3 (12,900,000 acre⋅ft)|
|Shore length1||3,308 km (2,055 mi)|
|Surface elevation||118.7 m (389 ft)|
|Islands||3318 (Hautuumaasaari, Ukonkivi)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Inari (Finnish: Inarijärvi/Inarinjärvi, Northern Sami: Anárjávri, Inari Sami: Aanaarjävri, Skolt Sami: Aanarjäuʹrr, Swedish: Enare träsk, Norwegian: Enaresjøen) is the largest lake in Sápmi and the third-largest lake in Finland. It is located in the northern part of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The lake is 117–119 metres (384–390 ft) above sea level, and is regulated at the Kaitakoski power plant in Russia. The freezing period normally extends from November to early June.
The best-known islands of the lake are Hautuumaasaari ("Graveyard Island"), which served as a cemetery for ancient Sami people, and Ukonkivi ("Ukko's Stone"), a sacrificial place of the ancient inhabitants of the area. There are over 3,000 islands in total. Trout, lake salmon, Arctic char, white fish, grayling, perch and pike are found in Lake Inari.
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