Muonio (river)

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Muoniojoki Kolari Pajala.jpg
Muonio River in mid-July 2003
Native nameMuonionjoki, Muonio älv, Muonioälven
CountrySweden, Finland
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates68°29′04″N 22°17′45″E / 68.48444°N 22.29583°E / 68.48444; 22.29583
MouthTorne River
 ⁃ coordinates
67°10′51″N 23°33′30″E / 67.18083°N 23.55833°E / 67.18083; 23.55833Coordinates: 67°10′51″N 23°33′30″E / 67.18083°N 23.55833°E / 67.18083; 23.55833
Length387 km (240 mi)[1]
Basin size14,430 km2 (5,570 sq mi)[1]
 ⁃ average165 m3/s (5,800 cu ft/s)[1]

The Muonio (Finnish: Muonionjoki; Swedish: Muonio älv [mʉ¹oːnɪɔ ¹ɛlːv])[2] is a river in northern Finland and Sweden. It is a tributary of the Tornio. Together the two rivers form the national border between Finland and Sweden. The river is 230 kilometres long.


  1. ^ a b c "Muonioälven". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 July 2010. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 17.

External links[edit]

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