Lake Kallavesi
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10 Fun to Know Facts about Lake Kallavesi


Kallavesi is a lake in Finland, in North Savo region. It surrounds the city of Kuopio from almost every direction, and is important part of the area’s identity. Here are some fun to know facts about the lake Kallavesi.

10 Fun to Know Facts about Lake Kallavesi

  • Kallavesi is the largest lake in North Savo region and the 10th largest lake in Finland
  • Kallavesi covers an area of 478 km²
  • There are about 1900 islands on lake Kallavesi
  • The average depth of Kallavesi is just 9,7 m
  • The maximum depth is 86 m
  • The deepest point can be found close to the island Hevonperä. The island’s name can be translated as horse’s tail or ass
  • Kallavesi has been an important waterway for industry in North Savo. Nowadays there is a lot of boat and ship traffic on lake Kallavesi during summer
  • Kallavesi archipelago is popular among fishermen, hikers and berry and mushroom pickers
  • Most important game fish in lake are pike, pikeperch and perch
  • The Kallavesi archipelago is a also valuable bird conservation site. Among others, there is a strong loon population and plenty of terns