The land of a thousand #lakes😮 #finland

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There are some 187,888 lakes in Finland larger than 500 square metres (5,400 sq ft). About 57,000 of them have an area larger than 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft). Finnish Lakeland or Finnish lake district (Finnish: Järvi-Suomi, “Lake Finland”, Swedish: Insjöfinland) is the largest of the four landscape regions into which the geography of Finland is divided.

The largest is Lake Saimaa, which, with a surface area of more than 4400 square kilometres, is the fifth largest lake in Europe. Lake Saimaa itself contains 5484 islands, and islands in the greater Saimaa region (Finnish: Suur-Saimaa) number up to 13,710.