Ladoga is the largest lake by surface area in Europe at 17,700 km2.
Ladoga is a lake that spans 17,700 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 230 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 837 km3.
It spans 219 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Russia.
It is the largest lake that is situated entirely in Russia and is rich with fish varieties and features its own endemic seal, the Ladoga seal, like its brethren lake Lake Baikal and its endemic Baikal seal. Lake Ladoga has two of the tallest stone lighthouses in the world - the 71-metre Storozhenskiy Light and the 70-metre Osinovetsky Light.