The largest lake in Europe is Lake Ladoga. With a surface are of about 17700 km2, it is the largest lake located entirely in Europe. Also, it’s the second largest lake in Russia after Baikal Lake, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world. Lake Ladoga is located in the outskirts of St. Petersburg, between the republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwest Russia.
Lake Ladoga, has about 660 islands. Its max length is about 219km, the maximum depth is about 230 meters and it’s about 5 meters above sea level. It drains into the Gulf of Finland through the Neva River which acts as its outlet. Furthermore, it is popular for over 48 species of fish that have been encountered in!