|Saimaa Lake - FINLAND - UNESCO TENTATIVE|
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Saimaa Lake System - FINLAND - UNESCO TENTATIVE
This beautiful postcard came all the way from Finland to my mailbox and it was signed by 6 postcrossers that gather for a meet-up in Oulu. It shows the boat that tours the immense lake of Saimaa, a site that is trying to enter the UNESCO list since 2004. Thank you very much Ellena for sending me this card and to Hillewi, Paavaliina, Ulledulle, Stinal and Taavina for signing it - Happy Postcrossing to you all! This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Saimaa is a lake in southeastern Finland. At approximately 4,400 square kilometres, it is the largest lake in Finland, and the fourth largest natural sweetwater lake in Europe. It was formed by glacial melting at the end of the Ice Age. The number of islands in the region (14,000) shows what a maze of detail the system is. An endangered freshwater seal, the Saimaa Ringed Seal, lives only at Saimaa. Another of the lake's endangered species is the Saimaa salmon.