Lake Vygozero

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Lake Vygozero
Lake Vygozero NASA.jpg
Vygozero seen from space
Location Republic of Karelia
Coordinates 63°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 inflows Segezha River, Upper Vyg River
Primary outflows Vyg River
Basin countries Russia
Surface area 1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
Islands 500+

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, 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.