Lake Leksozero

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Lake Leksozero
View from the Repola village
Location Republic of Karelia
Coordinates 63°46′00″N 30°58′00″E / 63.7666667°N 30.9666667°E / 63.7666667; 30.9666667Coordinates: 63°46′00″N 30°58′00″E / 63.7666667°N 30.9666667°E / 63.7666667; 30.9666667
Basin countries Russia
Surface area 166 km2 (64 sq mi)
Average depth 8.5 m (28 ft)
Max. depth 34 m (112 ft)
Water volume 1.408 km3 (1,141,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 174 m (571 ft)
Frozen November–May

Lake Leksozero (Russian: Лексозеро, Finnish: Lieksajärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. It has an area of 166 km² and an average depth of 8.6 m. It freezes up in November and stays icebound until May. There are many islands on the lake. Leksozero is used for fishery. The lake drains through the river Lieksanjoki that flows into the lake Pielinen in Northern Karelia, Finland. These lakes are part of the Vuoksi River basin in Finland and Russia, which in turn is part of the Neva River basin in Russia.