Vindel River

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Vindel River
Vindelälven
Renforsen-Vindelälven-2008-08-03.jpg
Renforsen rapid in the Vindel River
Vindelalven.png
Location
CountrySweden
Physical characteristics
MouthUme River
 - coordinates
63°55′00″N 19°51′30″E / 63.91667°N 19.85833°E / 63.91667; 19.85833Coordinates: 63°55′00″N 19°51′30″E / 63.91667°N 19.85833°E / 63.91667; 19.85833
Length445 km (277 mi)[1]
Basin size12,650 km2 (4,880 sq mi)[1]
Discharge 
 - average190 m3/s (6,700 cu ft/s)[1]
Basin features
Designation
Official nameVindelälven
Designated19 March 2013
Reference no.2181[2]

The Vindel River (Swedish: Vindelälven) is a river in northern Sweden. It is a tributary to Ume River and the biggest tributary river in Sweden. It lends its name to the Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe, totaling 562,772 ha (approx. 5,628 km2). Since it is partially located with the reserve, it is permanently protected from hydroelectric development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vindelälven". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 July 2010. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Vindelälven". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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