Päijänne

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Päijänne

(pă`ēyăn`nā), lake c.560 sq mi (1,450 sq km), S central Finland, stretching c.85 mi (130 km) from Lahti, the chief port, N to Jyväskylä. One of the largest lakes of the Finnish plateau, it consists of several long rocky basins dotted with numerous islands. The Kymijoki drains it into the Gulf of Finland. Lake steamers and lumber rafts utilize the waterway.

Päijänne

 

a lake in southern Finland. Measuring approximately 140 km long and up to 28 km wide, Lake Päijänne has an area of 1,065 sq km and depths to 93 m. It is located in a basin of ancient glacial origin. Its shores are mostly high and extremely ragged. Numerous islands dot the lake, which empties into the Gulf of Finland by way of the Kymi (Kymmene) River. Lake Päijänne is frozen from December through April. It is navigable, and there is fishing. The cities of Lahti and Jyväskylä are on Lake Päijänne.

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70) They subsequently recommended Lake Paijanne as the future fresh water source for the capital.
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The second day journeys down the west side of Lake Paijanne, the stages around Lahti taking the event just 80km from Helsinki.
In Southern Finland it has been verified that the directions of the land uplift isobases could conceivably be irregular, but the isobases of the highest shore of ancient Lakes Saimaa and Paijanne, which are based on a huge amount of sound material, are straight and regular (Hellaakoski 1922, 105; Saarnisto 1970, 18; 1971).
The upper limit of the Flandrian transgression of Lake Paijanne.
The research lakes were Paajarvi, Tuusulanjarvi, Vesijarvi, and Paijanne.
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In the region of Lake Paijanne there are also numerous geographically interspersed - place names related to Hame, Karjala (Karelia), Venaja (Russia) or Ruotsi (Sweden) (Suvanto 1986, Vahtola 1980), and the distribution of eastern artefacts is interspersed in the same manner.