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Lake Onega

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Description of Lake Onega

Lake Onega or Onego is located in the northwestern part of Russia. The lake is the second largest in Europe after Lake Ladoga. It is located on the territory of three regions of Russia: the Republic of Karelia, the Vologda and Leningrad regions.

Lake Onega stretches from the north-west to the south-east, the length is about 290 km, the maximum width is 82 km. The surface area is 9.7 thousand km2. The greatest depth in the northern part of the lake reaches 127 meters. The average depth in the central part is 50-60 meters, closer to the south, the depth decreases to 20-30 meters. The lake is a source of pure fresh water, in the middle of the lake water can be safely consumed without any preparation.

About 50 non-navigable rivers flow into Lake Onega, only one river flows out - the Svir River. In addition to the shipping Svir, which flows out of the lake in the south-western part of the lake near the village of Voznesenie, the lake communicates with the White Sea through the White Sea-Baltic Canal, exit in the northern part of the village Povenets. There is also a shipping link with the Volga through the Volga-Baltic Canal, which goes to Onego in the south, 15 kilometers north of Vytegra.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips