Lake Vygozero

Lake Vygozero (Russian: Выгозеро; Finnish: Uikujärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, in the northwestern part of Russia. It has an area of 1,250 km2 (480 sq mi), and is part of the Vyg drainage in the White Sea basin.

Lake Vygozero
Lake Vygozero NASA.jpg
Vygozero seen from space
Lake Vygozero is located in Karelia
Lake Vygozero
Lake Vygozero
LocationRepublic of Karelia
Coordinates63°37′29″N 34°38′53″E / 63.62472°N 34.64806°E / 63.62472; 34.64806Coordinates: 63°37′29″N 34°38′53″E / 63.62472°N 34.64806°E / 63.62472; 34.64806
Primary inflowsSegezha, Upper Vyg
Primary outflowsVyg
Basin countriesRussia
Surface area1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
Islands500+

From 1933 it has been a part of the White Sea–Baltic Canal. There are more than 500 islands on the lake. Vygozero is used for its fishing. The Upper Vyg and Segezha empty into the lake.