Finland Waterways

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Waterways: 8,000 km (includes Saimaa Canal system of 3,577 km; southern part leased from Russia; water transport used frequently in the summer and widely replaced with sledges on the ice in winter; there are 187,888 lakes in Finland that cover 31,500 km); Finland also maintains 8,200 km of coastal fairways (2013)

Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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