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Saimaa
Saimaa in summer evening
as seen from Joutseno
Location southeastern Finland
Coordinates 61°15′N 28°15′ECoordinates: 61°15′N 28°15′E
Primary outflows Vuoksi River, Saimaa Canal
Surface area 4,400 km² total
(1,377 km² largest basin)
Water volume 36 km³
Surface elevation 82 m
Settlements Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna, Mikkeli

Saimaa, or Saimen in Swedish, is a lake in southeastern Finland. At approximately 4,400 km² square km, it is the largest lake in Finland, and the fifth largest in Europe. Major towns on the lakeshore include Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna and Mikkeli. The Vuoksi River flows from Saimaa to Lake Ladoga. Most of the lake is spotted with islands, and narrow canals divide the lake in many parts, each having their own names in finnish, such as Orivesi, Puruvesi, Haukivesi, Yövesi or Pihlajavesi. Image File history File linksMetadata Saimaan_aalto. ... Joutseno is a town (kaupunki) of Finland. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The River Vuoksi (Finnish) or River Vuoksa (Russian standard transcription) runs in the northernmost part of the Karelian Isthmus, from Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland flowing into Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. ... Saimaa Canal (Finnish: Saimaan kanava, Swedish: Saima kanal) is a canal in a system of 120 interconnected lakes in the south-central and south-east part of Finland. ... Lappeenranta (or Villmanstrand in Swedish) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. ... Imatra is a town and municipality in eastern Finland, founded in 1948 around three industrial settlements near the Finnish-Russian border. ... Savonlinna or Nyslott in Swedish, (literally Newcastle) is a municipality of about 28,000 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. ... Mikkeli (or St. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size surrounded by land. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Lappeenranta (or Villmanstrand in Swedish) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. ... Imatra is a town and municipality in eastern Finland, founded in 1948 around three industrial settlements near the Finnish-Russian border. ... Savonlinna or Nyslott in Swedish, (literally Newcastle) is a municipality of about 28,000 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. ... Mikkeli (or St. ... The River Vuoksi (Finnish) or River Vuoksa (Russian standard transcription) runs in the northernmost part of the Karelian Isthmus, from Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland flowing into Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. ... Map of lake Ladoga Towpath Bridge between Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega (from a photograph taken ca. ... Puruvesi is a lake in Eastern Finland. ...

Saimaa highlighted on a satellite photo, Gulf of Finland on the bottom, Lake Ladoga on the right.
Saimaa highlighted on a satellite photo, Gulf of Finland on the bottom, Lake Ladoga on the right.

The Saimaa Canal from Lappeenranta to Vyborg binds Saimaa to the Gulf of Finland. Other canals bind Saimaa to smaller lakes in Eastern Finland and form a network of waterways. These waterways are mainly used to transport wood, minerals, metals, pulp and other cargo, but also tourists use the waterways. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of lake Ladoga Towpath Bridge between Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega (from a photograph taken ca. ... Saimaa Canal (Finnish: Saimaan kanava, Swedish: Saima kanal) is a canal in a system of 120 interconnected lakes in the south-central and south-east part of Finland. ... Lappeenranta (or Villmanstrand in Swedish) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. ... A view of Vyborg from the castle tower Vyborg (Russian: ; Finnish: ; Swedish: ; German: ) is a town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, situated on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Bay of Vyborg, 130 km to the northwest of St. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Finland is an arm of the Baltic Sea that extends between Finland (to the north) and Estonia (to the south) all the way to the city of Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it. ... The Canal du Midi, Toulouse, France Canals are man-made channels for water. ... Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Minerals are natural compounds formed through geological processes. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds. ... International Paper Company Wood pulp is the most common material used to make paper. ... Cargo is a term used to denote goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train, van or truck. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ...


One of the two fresh water seal species, the Saimaa Ringed Seal lives in Saimaa. For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Freshwater, Isle of Wight. ... subfamilies Otariidae Phocidae Odobenidae Pinnipeds are large marine mammals belonging to the Pinnipedia, a family (sometimes a suborder or superfamily, depending on the classification scheme) of the order Carnivora. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Binomial name Phoca hispida (Schreber, 1775) Saimaa Ringed Seals (Phoca hispida saimensis, norppa in Finnish) are a subspecies of Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida) . They are among the most endangered seals in the world, having a total population of only aboout 270 individuals. ...


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    • Saimaa - Finland´s largest lake

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    Saimaa - definition of Saimaa in Encyclopedia (143 words)
    Saimaa, or Saimen in Swedish, is a lake in southeastern Finland.
    The river Vuoksi flows from Saimaa to Lake Ladoga.
    The Saimaa Canal from Lappeenranta to Vyborg binds Saimaa to the Gulf of Finland.
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