Gudenå

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Gudenå
The Guden River, Gudenåen
River
Gudenaaen.jpg
A northward view of the River Guden close to Lake Sminge
Name origin: Gudars stream, Gods stream
Country Denmark
Region Jutland
District Central Denmark Region
Municipality Silkeborg, Favrskov, Randers
Landmark Søhøjlandet, Gjern Bakker
Source
 - location Tinnet Krat
Mouth
 - location Randers Fjord
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 176[1] km (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "". mi)
Basin 3,300[2] km2 (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "". sq mi)
Denmarks largest river measured by watervolume Skjern River also emerges in Tinnet Krat, close to the source of Gudenå.

Gudenå or Gudenåen (pronounced [ˈɡuˀðn̩ˌɔːˀn̩]), is Denmark's longest river and runs through the central parts of the Jutlandic peninsula. An anglicized version of the name often seen is 'The River Guden'.

Gudenåen flows a total of 176 kilometres from Tinnet Krat in Vejle Municipality, between Nørre Snede and Tørring-Uldum, to Randers Fjord in Randers, on a northward course which takes it through the central parts of Jutland. On its way, the river traverses the relatively high lying region of Søhøjlandet, through the lakes of Naldal Sø, Vestbirk Sø, Mossø, Gudensø, Rye Mølle Sø, Birksø, Julsø, Borre Sø, Brassø, Silkeborg Langsø and Sminge Sø (English: Lake Sminge) before it empties in Randers Fjord; a long inlet of the Kattegat sea. It is fed by numerous streams and wetlands along the way.

Gudneåen came into existence some 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, when melting ice and glacial streams carved out its bed. The river shelters many species of animals and parts of its run, is to be protected under the regulations of Natura 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: When the river reach the town of Randers, it have traversed c. 150 km. (Source: The Fish in River Guden 2004, The Gudenaa Committee, Fig. 1-1 p.5 (Danish))
  2. ^ The Fish in River Guden 2004 The Gudenaa Committee, Fig. 1-1 p.5 (Danish)

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Coordinates: 56°29′N 10°13′E / 56.483°N 10.217°E / 56.483; 10.217