Suontee (also: Suonteejärvi) is a rather large lake in Finland. The northern part of the lake is located in the region of Central Finland, and the southern part in the region of Southern Savonia. The southern part is in a more natural state with very clear water, and it is included in the Natura 2000 conservation network of the EU. The protection area is 2 625 hectare. A typical bird there is the black-throated loon. In the past two big lakes, Suontee and Puula, were one lake until 1854, when the water level was lowered 2.5 meters. This has brought up geological stacks, which are formed by water.

LocationJoutsa, Hirvensalmi and Pertunmaa
Coordinates61°39.21′N 026°29.66′E
Catchment areaKymijoki
Basin countriesFinland
Max. length38 km (24 mi)
Surface area149 km2 (58 sq mi)
Average depth8.8 m (29 ft)
Max. depth77 m (253 ft)
Water volume0.7 km3 (0.17 cu mi)
Shore length1627.254 km (389.758 mi)
Surface elevation94 m (308 ft)
IslandsJoussaari, Isosaari, Mankinsaari, Kuivassaari
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

See also


  • Media related to Suontee at Wikimedia Commons

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