List of lakes of Sweden

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The list of lakes in Sweden contains the major lakes in the nation of Sweden. However, Sweden has over 97,500 lakes larger than 2 acres (8,100 m2), so the list is not comprehensive.[1] The great number of lakes in southern Sweden could according to Alfred Gabriel Nathorst be indebted to the creation of basins due to the stripping of an irregular mantle of weathered rock by glacier erosion.[2]

Alphabetical list[edit]

Some of the major lakes in Sweden:

Largest lakes by area[edit]

Lakes of Sweden by area[3]
Rank Lake Area
1 Vänern 5,519 km2 (2,131 sq mi)
2 Vättern 1,886 km2 (728 sq mi)
3 Mälaren 1,090 km2 (420 sq mi)
4 Hjälmaren 477 km2 (184 sq mi)
5 Storsjön 456 km2 (176 sq mi)
6 Torneträsk 330 km2 (130 sq mi)
7 Siljan 292 km2 (113 sq mi)
8 Hornavan** 262 km2 (101 sq mi)
9 Akkajaure 260 km2 (100 sq mi)
10 Uddjaure 249 km2 (96 sq mi)

Deepest lakes[edit]

Subject to geological variations

  1. Hornavan - 228 meters
  2. Torneträsk - 168 m
  3. Vojmsjön - 145 m
  4. Stor-Blåsjön - 144 m
  5. Stor-Rensjön - 140 m
  6. Virihaure - 138 m
  7. Kallsjön - 134 m
  8. Vastenjaure - 134 m
  9. Siljan - 134 m
  10. Kultsjön - 130 m

Largest lakes by volume[edit]

Lakes with the most water:

  1. Vänern - 153 km3 (37 cu mi)
  2. Vättern - 77.6 km3 (18.6 cu mi)
  3. Torneträsk - 17.1 km3 (4.1 cu mi)
  4. Mälaren - 14.3 km3 (3.4 cu mi)
  5. Hornavan - 11.9 km3 (2.9 cu mi)
  6. Siljan - 8.09 km3 (1.94 cu mi)
  7. Storsjön - 8.02 km3 (1.92 cu mi)
  8. Kallsjön - 6.14 km3 (1.47 cu mi)
  9. Virihaure - 4.43 km3 (1.06 cu mi)
  10. Storuman - 4.18 km3 (1.00 cu mi)

Water life[edit]

  • In lakes and rivers, there are a total of 52 species of fresh water fish; but several of them are rare.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakes, Streams and Rivers" Smorgasbord, 2007, webpage (English language): SverigeTur-lakes.
  2. ^ Lidmar-Bergström, K.; Olsson, S.; Roaldset, E. (1999). "Relief features and palaeoweathering remnants in formerly glaciated Scandinavian basement areas". In Thiry, Médard; Simon-Coinçon, Régine. Palaeoweathering, Palaeosurfaces and Related Continental Deposits. Special publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists. 27. Blackwell Science Ltd. pp. 275–301. ISBN 0-632 -05311-9. 
  3. ^ Statistisk årsbok 2012 Statistiska Centralbyrån.

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