Lake Vygozero

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Lake Vygozero
Lake Vygozero NASA.jpg
Vygozero seen from space
LocationRepublic of Karelia
Coordinates63°37′29″N 34°38′53″E / 63.62472°N 34.64806°E / 63.62472; 34.64806Coordinates: 63°37′29″N 34°38′53″E / 63.62472°N 34.64806°E / 63.62472; 34.64806
Primary inflowsSegezha River, Upper Vyg River
Primary outflowsVyg River
Basin countriesRussia
Surface area1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
Islands500+

Lake Vygozero (Russian: Выгозеро; Finnish: Uikujärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, in the northwestern part of Russia. It has an area of 1,250 km2 (480 sq mi), and is part of the Vyg River drainage in the White Sea basin.

From 1933 it has been a part of the White Sea–Baltic Canal. There are more than 500 islands on the lake. Vygozero is used for its fishing. The Upper Vyg and Segezha Rivers empty into the lake.