Finnish landscape is very flat. The lakes represent the eyes of the Finnish landscape. They cover about 10% of Finland`s total area. There is about 188 000
of them and most of them are quite small. The lake Greater Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland, fourth largest in Europe and no. 43 in the world. Finnish lakes are shallow, there are about 100 000 islands and they can all be easily polluted. Twenty years ago Fnnish people were using a lot of fertilizers to make their woods grow faster and the water in the lakes got very polluted.
Now the things have changed and many factoies have cleaning systems and cleaning devices. Today the lakes are much cleaner and less polluted than few years ago, but there will always be consequences.
Editor(s): Lucijan Marodi, Miha Kovacec
Modified: 21.5.2003 11:51