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Lake Ladoga

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Description of Lake Ladoga

Lake Ladoga is located in the North-West of Russia. Its northern part is located in Karelia, and the southern - in the Leningrad region.

Lake Ladoga is the largest in Europe. The lake area is over 18 thousand square meters. km, and depth reaches 200 m. The greatest length of the lake from north to south - 219 km. Many small and medium-sized rivers flow into the lake, among which the largest are the Svir, Olonka, Syas and Volkhov. Only the Neva flows out of the lake, the source of which is located near the town of Shlisselburg. There are about 600 islands on Ladoga, mainly in the northern part, of which the Valaam archipelago is most famous.

Lake Ladoga often stormy. For the passage of river vessels, that are not adapted to the harsh lake conditions, along the southern shore of the lake, the Novaya Ladoga Canal was dug that is 169 km long.

The southern shores of Ladoga are low-lying and marshy, while the northern shores are rocky and steep. Ladoga granite and other rocks of building stone, used in particular in the construction of St. Petersburg, are mined there.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips