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General Information

Description Ladoga is one of the 20 largest lakes in the world by both surface area and volume. It lies in the Neva watershed, which is 46% forest.
Country Russian Federation
Latitude 61° 0' 0" (61.0000)
Longitude 31° 0' 0" (31.0000)


 Largest Lakes in the World by Area (LakeNet Explorer 2004)
 Largest Lakes of the World by Volume (LakeNet Explorer 2004)

Physical Characteristics

Description Ladoga's origin is both glacial and tectonic.
Volume 908.00 km3
Surface Area 16,400.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 51.0 m
Maximum depth: 230.0 m
Residence Time 12.3 years
Type Fresh
Catchment Catchment size: 70,120.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 4:1


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Species of Concern

LakeNet Programs

Exchanges Among Environmental Specialists on 20 Lakes in the Former Soviet Union and in Eastern & Central Europe
LakeNet 2000: A Dialogue on Participatory Watershed Management
International Workshop on Management and Sustainable Development of International Lake Basins



4th International Lake Ladoga Symposium
Crop Explorer - Global Reservoir and Lake Elevation Monitoring
Crop Explorer - Lake Level Variations from TOPEX/POSEIDON and Jason-1 Altimetry for Lake Ladoga
ILEC Database
Ladoga Environment
Lake Ladoga River Basin map & information


9/2/2002 - International symposium on problems of world lakes opens in Novgorod
8/16/2001 - Putin visits Valaam Island in Lake Ladoga

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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