Göta älv

Wasserfall, Göta älv, Trollhättan cases

of the Göta älv is a Swedish river. It connects the lake Vänern, from which it withdraws with Vänersborg, with the Kattegat. It divides with Kungälv into two arms, which flow north and south the island Hisingen into the Kattegat. The northern arm is called Nordre älv. The Göta älv, which is 93 kilometers long, has a middle discharge of 575 m ³ /s. It forms a system with a length of 720 kilometers together with the lake Vänern and its supply Klarälven and drains an area of 50.180 km ². It is thereby the largest river of Sweden.

The Göta älv is both for the inland waterway craft travel and for the generation of current of importance. Because of its run are four run power stations. Them the Trollhätte channel leads past , which makes the comprehensive navigation possible between North Sea and Vänern.

Because of the run of the Göta älv are the cities Vänersborg, Trollhättan, Lilla Edet, Kungälv and Göteborg.

Coordinates: 58° N, 12,126° O


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