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95 700 lakes!

Sweden is a country with many lakes. 

For a water body to be called a lake,  

it must be at least one hectare in size,  

which is 100 by 100 metres.  


Sweden’s three largest lakes are Vänern, Vättern and Mälaren.  

The deepest is however Lake Hornavan in Lappland. 

228 metres at its deepest.  

Lake Hornavan is regulated for hydroelectric power. 

The depth can therefore vary by a few metres throughout the year.

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