Karelian Isthmus

Karelian Isthmus

noun
a narrow strip of land between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland, in the NW Russian Federation.
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Karelian Isthmus
 
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a strip of land, now in Russia, between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga: annexed by the former Soviet Union after the Russo-Finnish War (1939--40)

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karelian isthmus

neck of land lying between Lake Ladoga (east; in Saint Petersburg oblast [province]) and the Gulf of Finland (west; part of the Baltic Sea). The isthmus shows evidence of ancient glaciation; its long, winding morainic hills, which reach an elevation of about 570 feet (175 m) in the south, are separated by countless lake-filled hollows and swamps, and its soil, sand, and rocks reveal glacial deposition. Much of the region is covered by evergreen forests.

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