|Pite River (Piteälven, Pite älv, Piteå älv)|
The Pite River at Trollforsen in September 2010
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||400 km (249 mi) |
|Basin||11,285.3 km2 (4,357 sq mi) |
|- average||160 m3/s (5,650 cu ft/s) |
The Pite River (Piteälven, Pite älv or Piteå älv in Swedish) is a river in northern Sweden, flowing through the Norrbotten County. It is one of the four major rivers in Norrland that have been left mostly untouched by water power plants, the river has a single dam at Sikfors approximately 15 km upstream from the sea.
It starts in the large lakes in eastern Sweden, such as Tjeggelvas, Vuolvojaure and Labbas, in Jokkmokk Municipality, and flows to the east coast, discharging in the Gulf of Bothnia, in the Piteå Municipality.
It has a length of 400 kilometers, covering an area of 11,200 km².
Some of the other large Norrland rivers: