Lake Virmayarvi

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Virmayarvi
Easternmost finland.jpg
Easternmost point of Finland, photo by a Russian member of the bilateral boundary re-demarcation commission
Coordinates 62°54′31″N 31°35′11″E / 62.90861°N 31.58639°E / 62.90861; 31.58639Coordinates: 62°54′31″N 31°35′11″E / 62.90861°N 31.58639°E / 62.90861; 31.58639
Basin countries Finland, Russia
Max. length 1 km (0.62 mi)

Lake Virmayarvi (Russian: Вирмаярви; Finnish: Virmajärvi) is a small (1-kilometre (0.6 mi) long) lake straddling the border between Finland (Ilomantsi municipality) and Russia (Suoyarvsky District, Republic of Karelia). It is located 19 km (12 mi) east of the village of Hattuvaara. The easternmost point of Finland and of the Schengen Area and of the continental European Union is located on an island in the lake.