List of lakes of Sweden

The list of lakes in Sweden contains the major lakes in the nation of Sweden. However, Sweden has over 97,500 lakes larger than 2 acres (8,100 m2), so the list is not comprehensive.[1] The great number of lakes in southern Sweden could according to Alfred Gabriel Nathorst be indebted to the creation of basins due to the stripping of an irregular mantle of weathered rock by glacier erosion.[2]

Alphabetical list

Some of the major lakes in Sweden:

Largest lakes by area

Lakes of Sweden by area[3]
Rank Lake Area
1Vänern5,519 km2 (2,131 sq mi)
2Vättern1,886 km2 (728 sq mi)
3Mälaren1,090 km2 (420 sq mi)
4Hjälmaren477 km2 (184 sq mi)
5Storsjön456 km2 (176 sq mi)
6Torneträsk330 km2 (130 sq mi)
7Siljan292 km2 (113 sq mi)
8Hornavan**262 km2 (101 sq mi)
9Akkajaure260 km2 (100 sq mi)
10Uddjaure249 km2 (96 sq mi)

Deepest lakes

Subject to geological variations

  1. Hornavan - 228 meters
  2. Torneträsk - 168 m
  3. Vojmsjön - 145 m
  4. Stor-Blåsjön - 144 m
  5. Stor-Rensjön - 140 m
  6. Virihaure - 138 m
  7. Kallsjön - 134 m
  8. Vastenjaure - 134 m
  9. Siljan - 134 m
  10. Kultsjön - 130 m

Largest lakes by volume

Lakes with the most water:

  1. Vänern - 153 km3 (37 cu mi)
  2. Vättern - 77.6 km3 (18.6 cu mi)
  3. Torneträsk - 17.1 km3 (4.1 cu mi)
  4. Mälaren - 14.3 km3 (3.4 cu mi)
  5. Hornavan - 11.9 km3 (2.9 cu mi)
  6. Siljan - 8.09 km3 (1.94 cu mi)
  7. Storsjön - 8.02 km3 (1.92 cu mi)
  8. Kallsjön - 6.14 km3 (1.47 cu mi)
  9. Akkajaure - 5.9 km3 (1.4 cu mi)
  10. Virihaure - 4.43 km3 (1.06 cu mi)
  11. Storuman - 4.18 km3 (1.00 cu mi)

Water life

  • In lakes and rivers, there are a total of 52 species of fresh water fish; but several of them are rare.

See also

Notes

  1. "Lakes, Streams and Rivers" Smorgasbord, 2007, webpage (English language): SverigeTur-lakes.
  2. Lidmar-Bergström, K.; Olsson, S.; Roaldset, E. (1999). "Relief features and palaeoweathering remnants in formerly glaciated Scandinavian basement areas". In Thiry, Médard; Simon-Coinçon, Régine (eds.). Palaeoweathering, Palaeosurfaces and Related Continental Deposits. Special publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists. 27. Blackwell Science Ltd. pp. 275–301. ISBN 0-632 -05311-9.
  3. Statistisk årsbok 2012 Statistiska Centralbyrån.

References

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