Saimaa

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Saimaa
Saimaan aalto.jpg
View frae Joutseno toun in wastren direction.
Location sootheastren Finland
Coordinates 61°15′N 028°15′E / 61.250°N 28.250°E / 61.250; 28.250Coordinates: 61°15′N 028°15′E / 61.250°N 28.250°E / 61.250; 28.250
Primar ootflows Vuoksi River, Saimaa Canal
Basin kintras Finland
Surface aurie 4,400 km2 (1,700 sq mi) tot
(1,377 km2 (532 sq mi) lairgest basin)
Average deepth 17 m (56 ft)
Max. deepth 82 m (269 ft)
Watter vollum 36 km3 (8.6 cu mi)
Shore lenth1 13,700 km (8,500 mi)
Surface elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Islands 3507
Settlements Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Joensuu
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

Saimaa is a loch in sootheastren Finland. At approximately 4,400 square kilometres (1,700 sq mi), it is the lairgest loch in Finland, an the fowert lairgest naitural freshwatter loch in Europe.