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Republic of Karelia
The area of Karelia is 180,5 sq km.
The republic consists of
16 metropolitan regions
and 2 urban districts, with 808
inhabitted localities.
The city of Petrozavodsk
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The White Sea-Baltic Canal

The canal connects the White Sea (near the town of Byelomorsk) to Onego lake (near Povenets settlement). The waterway from the center of the country to the north was already known in the 16-17 centuries. The famous Sovereign's Road was laid through these places in the summer of 1702 by thousands of Russian peasants.

A few construction projects of the canal were developed in the 19 century. However, none of them has been implemented because of a large scope of work which required huge financial expenditure. The decision on construction of the canal was made in February, 1931...

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