Central Swedish Lowland

Central Swedish Lowland

 

a lowland in the central part of Sweden, located between the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat Strait. The Central Swedish Lowland is approximately 500 km in length and reaches 200 km in width. It is traversed by rocky monadnocks (reaching 300 m in height) that alternate with monticulate-morainal and glaciofluvial landscapes. Located on the lowland are numerous lakes, including Lakes Vänern, Vättern, Mälaren, and Hjälmoren, as well as rivers, for example, the Götaälv. The Göta Canal, which is navigable, passes through the Central Swedish Lowland. The low-lying areas are generally under cultivation and densely populated. The hills and rocky monadnocks are covered with fir and pine forests that are sometimes mixed with oak. The cities of Stockholm, Västeras, Norrköping, Uppsala, and Örebro are located on the Central Swedish Lowland.

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