Roxen

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Roxen
Gota Scene 1.jpg
Tranquil scene
Coordinates58°30′N 15°41′E / 58.500°N 15.683°E / 58.500; 15.683Coordinates: 58°30′N 15°41′E / 58.500°N 15.683°E / 58.500; 15.683
Primary inflowsMotala ström, Svartån, Stångån
Primary outflowsMotala ström
Basin countriesSweden
Surface area97 km2 (37 sq mi)
Max. depth8 m (26 ft)
Surface elevation32 m (105 ft)
Official nameVästra Roxen
Designated14 November 2001
Reference no.1133[1]

Roxen (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔksɛn])[2] is a medium-sized lake in south central Sweden, east of lake Vättern, part of the waterpath Motala ström and the Göta Canal. South of lake Roxen is the city Linköping.

Roxen, especially the western parts, is very good for bird watching. There are natural reserves at Kungsbro[3] and Svartåmynningen.[4]

The lake develops in a graben depression.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Västra Roxen". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 20.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2008-11-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2008-11-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Terrängformer i Norden (in Swedish). Nordiska ministerrådet. 1984. p. 133.