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Lake Vättern

Vättern is the second largest lake (by surface area) in Sweden, after lake Vänern. The lake's total surface area is 1 912 km², the deepest point is 128 m, and the average depth is 39 m. If measured by volume of water, rather than by surface area, it's the largest. The name Vättern comes from "vatten", the Swedish word for water. Lake Clearwater, Ontario, Canada A lake is a large body of water, usually fresh water, surrounded by land. ... Lake Vänern Vänern is the largest lake in Sweden, and the third largest lake in Europe, covering an area of 5,655 km². Its main tributary is Klarälven, which flows into the lake near the city of Karlstadt. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ...

In the north there is a scenic but not mountainous inland fjord, Alsen. Lysefjorden in Norway A fjord (pronounced FEE-ord or fyord, SAMPA: [fi:3:d] or [faI3:d]; sometimes written fiord) is a glacially overdeepened valley, usually narrow and steep-sided, extending below sea level and filled with salt water. ...

Situated in Götaland it is drained by Motala ström, starting at Motala, into the Baltic Sea. The lake includes the scenic island of Visingsö, located outside Gränna. Other towns on the lake include Vadstena, Jönköping, Hjo, Askersund, Åmmeberg and Karlsborg. It is bounded by the Provinces of Westrogothia, Nericia, Ostrogothia and Smalandia. Motala (population 42,175) is a Municipality in Östergötland County, in southeast Sweden. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of east and central Europe, and the Danish islands. ... Vadstena Castle Vadstena is a Municipality in Östergötland County, in southeast Sweden. ... Hjo is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Askersund is a Municipality, in Örebro County, in central Sweden. ... Karlsborg is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... The provinces or landskap were the subdivision of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by counties in a reform, led by Axel Oxenstierna, that still remains in force in Sweden proper. ... Westrogothia (Västergötland) is a historical Province (landskap) in the southwest of Sweden. ... Nericia, also Nerike or Närke, is a historical Province or landskap in middle Sweden. ... Smalandia (Småland, literally Small Countries) is a historical Province (landskap) in southern Sweden. ...

See also: Mälaren, Lakes in Sweden This is a list of lakes in Sweden. ...



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