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Lake Onega borders three regions: Karelia, Leningrad Oblast, and Vologda Oblast. It is the second-largest lake in Europe after Lake Ladoga. The lake is also called Onego, a name taken from old Russian literary texts.

Lake Onega spreads from the south to the north for 245 kilomateres. Its maximum width is about 92 kilometers. The average depth is 30 meters, with a maximum depth of 127 meters.  The water in the lake is amazingly clear. More than a thousand rivers run into the lake, and there are over 1,500 islands on the lake.  The biggest one even has a small town and a school.

Many fish inhabit the lake, and fishing is quite popular. In total almost 47 species can be found, including lake salmon, lake trout and brook trout, whitefish, grayling, pike, sander, and eel.



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Address: Vologda Oblast, Vytegorsky District


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