Lake Pyaozero

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Lake Pyaozero
Lake Pyaozero NASA.jpg
Lake Pyaozero seen from space
Location Republic of Karelia
Coordinates 66°05′00″N 30°58′00″E / 66.0833333°N 30.9666667°E / 66.0833333; 30.9666667Coordinates: 66°05′00″N 30°58′00″E / 66.0833333°N 30.9666667°E / 66.0833333; 30.9666667
Basin countries Russia
Surface area 659 km2 (254 sq mi)

Lake Pyaozero (Russian: Пяозеро, Finnish: Pääjärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, northwestern part of Russia. It is located at 66°05′00″N 30°58′00″E / 66.0833333°N 30.9666667°E / 66.0833333; 30.9666667 and has an area of 659 km². There are many islands on the lake with total area of 186 km². Among the rivers that flow into lake Pyaozero is the river Oulankajoki that begins in Finland, where one of its tributaries is the river Kitkanjoki that begins from lake Kitkajärvi in Finland. From south also the waters of Lake Topozero in the Republic of Karelia flow into the Lake Pyaozero.