Lake Orivesi

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Orivesi
Location southeastern Finland
Coordinates 62°16′N 29°24′E / 62.267°N 29.400°E / 62.267; 29.400Coordinates: 62°16′N 29°24′E / 62.267°N 29.400°E / 62.267; 29.400
Primary inflows straits of Rääkkylä
Primary outflows straits of Savonlinna, Tappuvirta
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 601.30 km2 (232.16 sq mi)[1]
Average depth 9.16 m (30.1 ft)
Max. depth 74 m (243 ft)
Water volume 5.507 km3 (4,465,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 1,332.47 km (827.96 mi)
Surface elevation 75.9 m (249 ft)[1]
Islands Varpasalo, Siikasaari
Settlements Liperi, Rääkkylä, Savonranta
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1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Orivesi is a large lake located in the Northern Karelia region in Finland. The area of the lake is 601.30 km² (7th largest). Orivesi is one of the major basins of Saimaa. The lake has numerous islands and several open lake areas including Paasselkä, an ancient impact crater in south.

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