Kebnekaise

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Kebnekaise

(kĕb`nəkī'sə) [Sami,=kettle top], mountain, Norrbotten prov., N Sweden; highest in Sweden. Keknekaise has two peaks, and the southern one, covered by ice, was the highest, at 6,965 ft (2,123 m) in the 1960s, but in 2019 the northern one, at 6,879 ft (2,097 m), became the highest due to melting. There are 16 small glaciers on the slopes.
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Kebnekaise

 

a mountain summit in the northern part of the Scandinavian mountains; it is the highest mountain in Sweden. Altitude, 2,123 m. Kebnekaise is composed of gabbro and quartz syenites. There are a few isolated glaciers. The University of Stockholm research station on mountain problems (studies of the material and radiation balance of glaciers) is situated there. Kebnekaise attracts tourists.

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