Location of Yli-Kitka.
|Surface area||237.31 km2 (91.63 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||240.4 m (789 ft)|
Yli-Kitka is a lake in Finland, in the municipalities of Kuusamo and Posio. The lake is connected to Ala-Kitka at Kilkilösalmi strait. Yli-Kitka combined with Ala-Kitka is the largest unregulated lake in Finland. Together they are called Kitkajärvi or simply Kitka. Riisitunturi National Park is located north of the lake. From Ala-Kitka the waters flow through the Kitkanjoki river to the Oulankajoki river which is part of the Kovda River basin that drains into the White Sea in Russia.
- Jarviwiki. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-02-27. (English)
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