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]

Alphabetical list[edit]

Some of the major lakes in Sweden:

Largest lakes by area[edit]

Lakes of Sweden by area[2]
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. ^ Statistisk årsbok 2012 Statistiska Centralbyrån.

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