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Location Småland
Coordinates 56°38′N 14°44′E / 56.633°N 14.733°E / 56.633; 14.733Coordinates: 56°38′N 14°44′E / 56.633°N 14.733°E / 56.633; 14.733
Primary outflows Mörrumsån
Basin countries Sweden
Surface area 160 km2 (62 sq mi)
Surface elevation 138 m (453 ft)

Åsnen is a large lake in southern Småland, Sweden, roughly 150 km² in size. The river Mörrumsån flows south from Åsnen into the Baltic Sea. The lake lies south of Alvesta and Växjö and northwest of Tingsryd and is the third-largest lake in Småland, after Vättern and [Bolmen]. Approximately 19 km² of the lake's area is occupied by small islands. Åsnen has many small bays and islands, the largest of which is Sirkön.

Fruits (mainly apples and strawberries) are grown in the southern parts of the lake area, including on Sirkön.


Åsnen is well known for its richness in native fish, and is a popular attraction for anglers. The most common types of fish are pikeperch, pickerel, perch, and eels.

The lake is also a popular destination for boating and canoeing, with camping areas along the lake shore.

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