Kulovesi is a medium-sized lake in Finland. It is situated in the area of the towns Nokia and Sastamala in the Pirkanmaa region. The lake is part of the Kokemäenjoki basin. The lake Pyhäjärvi drains through the Nokianvirta River into the Lake Kulovesi from the west and the lake Kyrösjärvi through a chain of lakes (last one being Mahnalanselkä – Kirkkojärvi) and the Siuronkoski rapids from the north near the Siuro village. The lake gathers waters from an area of 20 822 km² that includes the whole upper part of the Kokemäenjoki basin. Lake Kulovesi drains into the lake Rautavesi which in its turn drains into the lake Liekovesi and this finally into the Kokemäenjoki River.[1]

Kulovesi is located in Finland
LocationNokia, Sastamala
Coordinates61°27′N 23°12′E / 61.450°N 23.200°E / 61.450; 23.200Coordinates: 61°27′N 23°12′E / 61.450°N 23.200°E / 61.450; 23.200
Primary inflowsNokianvirta, Siuronkoski
Primary outflowsRautavesi
Catchment area20,822 km2 (8,039 sq mi)
Basin countriesFinland
Surface area36.422 km2 (14.063 sq mi)
Average depth7.14 m (23.4 ft)
Max. depth36.6 m (120 ft)
Water volume0.258 km3 (209,000 acre⋅ft)
Shore length1152.77 km (94.93 mi)
Surface elevation57.5 m (189 ft)
IslandsLatosaari, Urhattu
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

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  1. ^ a b Kulovesi in the Jarviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-01. (in English)