Ljusnan

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Ljusnan
River
Ljusnan (view from Färila).jpg
Ljusnan seen from the small town of Färila
Country Sweden
Mouth Bothnian Sea
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 61°12′12″N 17°07′57″E / 61.20333°N 17.13250°E / 61.20333; 17.13250Coordinates: 61°12′12″N 17°07′57″E / 61.20333°N 17.13250°E / 61.20333; 17.13250
Length 430 km (267 mi) [1]
Basin 19,828.1 km2 (7,656 sq mi) [2]
Discharge
 - average 230 m3/s (8,122 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 2,500 m3/s (88,287 cu ft/s) [1]
Ljusnan position.png
Ljusnan seen from a motorboat between Arbrå and Vallsta.

Ljusnan (from Old Norse: Lusnlight[3]) is a river in Sweden, which is 440 kilometers long. The river starts in northwestern Härjedalen and then continues throughout the province into Hälsingland all the way to the Bothnian Sea. The biggest tributary is Voxnan. The river is heavily used for hydropower with 18 hydro powerplants. During 2001 Ljusnan produced 4,5 TWh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ljusnan". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 July 2010.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Län och huvudavrinningsområden i Sverige" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Hellquist, Elof (1922). Svensk etymologisk ordbok. Stockholm: Gleerups förlag. p. 417.