Loch Vättern

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Loch Vättern
Swedish sauna on the lake.jpg
Sauna on the loch, pictur taen frae Karlsborg
Coordinates 58°24′N 14°36′E / 58.400°N 14.600°E / 58.400; 14.600Coordinates: 58°24′N 14°36′E / 58.400°N 14.600°E / 58.400; 14.600
Primary ootflows Motala ström
Catchment area 4,503 km2 (1,739 sq mi)
Basin kintras Swaden
Surface aurie 1,912 km2 (738 sq mi)[1]
Average depth 41 m (135 ft)[1]
Max. depth 128 m (420 ft)[1]
Watter volume 77.0 km3 (18.5 cu mi)[1]
Surface elevation 88 m (289 ft)[1]
Islands Visingsö
Settlements Vadstena, Jönköping, Hjo, Askersund, Åmmeberg, Karlsborg
References [1]
On the kintra cairt, the slit-shapit Loch Vättern is easily identifiee'd in the sooth

Loch Vättern is the seicont lairgest loch (bi surface aurie) in Swaden, efter Loch Vänern an the sixt lairgest loch in Europe. It is a lang, finger-shapit body o fresh watter in sooth central Swaden tae the sootheast o Vänern pyntin at the tip o Scandinavie.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ane o the etymologies for the name Vättern is fae "vatten", the Swadish wird for watter. This oreegin is, houaniver, unclear an in dispute. It haes forby been suggestit that the archaic term "vätter", meanin forest or loch speerits, is the oreegin o the loch's name.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Seppälä, Matti (2005). The Physical Geography of Fennoscandia. Oxford University Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-19-924590-1. 

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