In Russia Finland often called “land of a thousand lakes”. Actually, that’s wrong. Finland should be called “the country of THOUSANDS of lakes”. There are about 56 000 lakes, the area of which is at least one hectare. And when you consider reservoirs with an area of 500 square meters, they are across the country collected almost 190 000!
The greatest number of lakes – more than 8,000 – is located in the municipality of Inari, in Lapland. On the second and third place also North of the commune Enoteca ( 3 000) and Kuusamo (2 000). Only in six communes of the lake is completely absent. This Aura (Western Finland), Upala in the province of häme, Kerava in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, Marttila (near Turku) and åland’s capital Mariehamn, and Sottunga (åland).
Detailed information about Finnish water bodies ranging in size from one hectare collected and systematized on the website (in Finnish, Swedish and English). Here can be found plenty of useful information on the size, depth, condition of the lakes and seasonal changes (e.g. water temperature or the thickness of the ice cover), their flora and fauna. The site is maintained by Center of environment of Finland, but their own observations and photographs can add and citizens.
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