Kalgalaksha

Kalgalaksha

Kalgalaksha (fin.Kalkalahti) - village in the Kem district. The name probably comes from the Sami “kealg, kealgan "reindeer moss, a place suitable for grazing deer."

Located at the mouth of the river Kalga in the Karelian coast of the White Sea. The fishing collective farm named after twelfth anniversary of October existed under the Soviet government and continue to work now. Currently, the local population is engaged in preparation of berries (blueberries, cranberries, blueberries, cloudberries, cranberries), mushrooms, fish (whitefish, flounder, cod, pike). In summer through the village lie hiking trails.
 
The village is remained typical Pomeranian buildings and religious monuments of the late 19th and early 20th century such as: House of Bogdanov IM (late XIX - beginning. XX centuries); House of Ephraim VK (Late XIX - beginning. XX centuries); House Lopinovoy KM (XIX - beginning. XX centuries); barn; Barn-factory of Lopinov B. (late XIX - beginning. XX centuries); Complex structures gravestones.
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