Lake Kivijärvi (Central Finland)

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Location Central Finland
Coordinates 63°07′N 025°11′E / 63.117°N 25.183°E / 63.117; 25.183Coordinates: 63°07′N 025°11′E / 63.117°N 25.183°E / 63.117; 25.183
Lake type Natural
Catchment area 1,739 km2 (671 sq mi)
Basin countries Finland
Max. length 50 km (31 mi)
Max. width 10 km (6.2 mi)
Surface area 154.03 km2 (59.47 sq mi)
Average depth 8.36 m (27.4 ft)
Max. depth 45 m (148 ft)
Water volume 1.294 km3 (0.310 cu mi)
Shore length1 544.5 km (338.3 mi)
Surface elevation 130.8 m (429 ft)
Islands Lehtosaari, Lammassaari, Naurissaari
Settlements Kannonkoski, Kivijärvi, Kinnula
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Kivijärvi is a rather large lake in Finland. The name Kivijärvi is rather common and there are 121 lakes with the same name. This is the biggest of them. The lake is located in the Central Finland region. It is 30th biggest lake in Finland.[2] It is a good lake for fishing. For example a 10.1 kg lake trout was caught in Kivijärvi lake in summer 2001.[3]


  1. ^ Järviwiki Web Service. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-02-26. (English)
  2. ^ Lake statistics. Järviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-02-25. (English)
  3. ^ Luonnonvoimaa. Turism in Saarijärvi region. Retrieved 2014-02-25. (English)