Åresjön

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Åresjön
Åresjön in winter
Åresjön in winter
Location Jämtland County
Coordinates 63°23′34″N 13°4′34″E / 63.39278°N 13.07611°E / 63.39278; 13.07611Coordinates: 63°23′34″N 13°4′34″E / 63.39278°N 13.07611°E / 63.39278; 13.07611
Primary inflows Indalsälven
Primary outflows Indalsälven
Basin countries Sweden
Surface area 6.4189 km2 (2.4784 sq mi) (1996)[1]
Average depth 9.8 metres (32 ft) (1952)[2]
Max. depth 19.2 metres (63 ft) (1952)[2]
Water volume 61.275 km³ (1952)[2]
Surface elevation 372.4 metres (1,222 ft) (1996)[1]
Frozen December-May
Settlements Åre
References [2] [1]

Åresjön is a lake situated at 372.4 metres (1,222 ft) above mean sea level[1] in Åredalen, Jämtland County, Sweden, with primary inflow and outflow being Indalsälven. The lake is 6.4189 km2 (2.4784 sq mi) large,[1] it has 9.8 metres (32 ft) of average depth and reaches 19.2 metres (63 ft) at the deepest point.[2] The European route E14 and Mittbanan railway runs along the northern coastline through Åre and some minor settlements. Åre Ski Area lies on the northern bank of the lake; Åreskutan and Renfjället peaks are on each side of the valley. The lake is frozen from late November to early May, which makes it perfect for ice skating.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sjöareal och sjöhöjd" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sjödjup och sjövolym" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2010-09-01.