Torneträsk

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Torneträsk
Duortnosjávri
Tornetresk fra Rohkunborri.jpg
Torneträsk seen from the north
Location Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County
Coordinates 68°22′N 019°06′E / 68.367°N 19.100°E / 68.367; 19.100Coordinates: 68°22′N 019°06′E / 68.367°N 19.100°E / 68.367; 19.100
Primary inflows • nameless flow from a little glacier south of lake Válfojávri (Nordland, Norway)
 → river Válfojohka
 → lake Gamajávri
 → river Kamajåkka
 → lake Abiskojaure
 → river Abiskojåkka
• river Njuoreatnu
• river Rágeseatnu
• lake Koojärvi
 → river Stalojåkka
• river Nakerijoki
• river Sarvájohka
• river Bessešjohka
Primary outflows Torne River
Basin countries Sweden
Max. length 70 km (43 mi)
Max. width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Surface area 332 km2 (128 sq mi)
Average depth 51 m (167 ft)
Max. depth 168 m (551 ft)
Water volume 17.1 km3 (13,900,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 341 m (1,119 ft)
References [1]

Torneträsk or Torne träsk (Saami: Duortnosjávri, Finnish/Meänkieli: Tornio or Torniojärvi) is a lake in Kiruna Municipality, Lapland, Norrbotten County in Sweden, in the Scandinavian mountain range. Träsk is the local word for lake (in Standard Swedish it means "swamp"). It is the seventh largest lake in Sweden, with a total area of 330 square kilometres (130 sq mi) and a length of 70 kilometres (43 mi). The lake drains to the south-east through Torne älv. South-west of the lake lie the Abisko National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Laponian area.

Torneträsk originated from the remnant of a glacier, which has given the lake its depth of 168 metres (551 ft), making it the second deepest lake in Sweden. It is usually ice-covered from December through June, with variations dependent on temperature variations.

Torne träsk in Sweden.png

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sjöar och vattendrag" (in Swedish). Vattenmyndigheten Bottenviken. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

External links[edit]

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