Roine (Finland)

Location Kangasala, Pälkäne
Coordinates 61°24′N 024°03′E / 61.400°N 24.050°E / 61.400; 24.050Coordinates: 61°24′N 024°03′E / 61.400°N 24.050°E / 61.400; 24.050
Lake type Natural
Catchment area Kokemäenjoki
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 54.587 km2 (21.076 sq mi)
Average depth 7.36 m (24.1 ft)
Max. depth 38.4 m (126 ft)
Water volume 0.402 km3 (0.096 cu mi)
Shore length1 195.21 km (121.30 mi)
Surface elevation 84.2 m (276 ft)
Frozen December-April
Islands Raronsalo, Vänninsalo, Papinsaari
Settlements Kangasala
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Roine is a medium-sized lake in Finland. The lake is located in the Pirkanmaa region, mostly in the municipality of Kangasala and for a lesser part in the municipality of Pälkäne.[1]

The lake is part of Kokemäenjoki basin and a chain of lakes that consists of Längelmävesi, Vesijärvi, Roine, Pälkänevesi and Mallasvesi. This chain of lakes drains into Vanajavesi in Valkeakoski and from southeast another chain of lakes, consisting of the lakes Lummene, Vehkajärvi, Vesijako, Kuohijärvi, Kukkia, Iso-Roine, Hauhonselkä and Ilmoilanselkä joins into it. In Finnish the former chain of lakes is called Längelmäveden reitti and the latter Hauhon reitti as it runs through the former municipality of Hauho.

In Finnish culture Längelmävesi and Roine are well known as they are mentioned in the famous poem "En sommardag i Kangasala" (Finnish: Kesäpäivä Kangasalla) by Zachris Topelius and have thus became part of Finnish national landscape imagery.

See also


  1. 1 2 Roine in the Jarviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-01. (English)

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