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Mälaren

(mĕ`lärən), lake, c.440 sq mi (1,140 sq km), E central Sweden. Third largest of the Swedish lakes, it extends c.70 mi (110 km) W from Stockholm, which is situated on the strait connecting the lake with the Baltic Sea. The lake's scenic shores and more than 1,000 islands have many villas and historic castles and ruins, notably Skokloster and Gripsholm. There are many important small industrial towns on the lake.

Mälaren

 

(Lake Malar), a lake in central Sweden. Area, 1,163 sq km (according to other data, 1,140 sq km); length, approximately 120 km. The lake is located in a basin of tectonic and glacial origin, only 0.3 to 0.6 m above sea level. Depth, 60 m (according to other data, 64 m). Lake Malaren has a very complex configuration; there are numerous gulfs, bays, and capes and about 1,200 islands. Channels and canals connect the lake with the Baltic Sea and Lake Hjälmar. The lake is navigable, and tourism featuring water sports is an important industry. Stock-holm lies on the eastern shore of Mälaren. The cities of Köping and Västerås are also located on the lake.

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A rapid contraction of the settlement is observable in the vicinity of Lake Malaren (Sporrong 1971, 197) and in the province of Ostergotland (Widgren 1983).
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The Inn is on a small, man-made island on Lake Malaren in Vasteras, Sweden, and while the main house (with red exterior and white gables) is above the surface, the bedroom lies three metres below, containing just twin beds and a table, offering panoramic window views in all directions for a real alternative sensory experience, where guests are often watched by fish in a reverse aquarium scenario.
The unique Otter Inn (Utter Inn in Swedish) on Lake Malaren in Vasteras, fulfils any travellers' dream of enjoying island life.
It is perched on 14 rocky islands where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic so, no matter where you stray, the water never seems to be too far away.
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The 36-year-old failed to add a two-shot penalty to his card after an incident on the eighth hole at Lake Malaren, when he touched the line of his putt after marking his ball, using the ball to flatten a spike mark.
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