Vesijärvi (Kangasala)

This article is about the lake in Kangasala. For the lake near Lahti, see Vesijärvi.
Location Kangasala, Orivesi
Coordinates 61°31′N 24°08′E / 61.517°N 24.133°E / 61.517; 24.133
Catchment area Kokemäenjoki
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 39.477 km2 (15.242 sq mi)
Average depth 6.03 m (19.8 ft)
Max. depth 39 m (128 ft)
Water volume 0.238 km3 (193,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 171.45 km (106.53 mi)
Surface elevation 86.9 m (285 ft)
Frozen December–April
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Vesijärvi is a lake in Finland. It is located in the Pirkanmaa region and there mostly in the municipality of Kangasala and for a lesser part in the municipality of Orivesi.[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, 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.

See also


  1. 1 2 Vesijärvi in the Jarviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-02. (English)

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