Nissan (river)

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River Nissan, Halmstad.jpg
The Nissan River running through Halmstad, January 2005
Country Sweden
Mouth Laholmsbukten in Kattegatt
 - location Halmstad Municipality, Halland County
 - coordinates 56°39′20″N 12°51′00″E / 56.65556°N 12.85000°E / 56.65556; 12.85000Coordinates: 56°39′20″N 12°51′00″E / 56.65556°N 12.85000°E / 56.65556; 12.85000
Length 200 km (124 mi) [1]
Basin 2,685.7 km2 (1,037 sq mi) [2]
 - average 41 m3/s (1,448 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 155 m3/s (5,474 cu ft/s) [1]
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Nissan is a 200 km long river in southwest Sweden. It ends in the Kattegat bay of the North Sea in Halmstad. The straight middle and upper course of Nissan follows an branch of the Protogine Zone —a zone of crustal weakness in western Sweden.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Nissan". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 July 2010.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Län och huvudavrinningsområden i Sverige" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Andréasson, Per-Gunnar; Rodhe, Agnes (1992). The Protogine Zone. Geology and mobility during the last 1.5 Ga (PDF) (Report). SKB technical report.