Göta älv

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Göta älv
Location of the Göta älv

Location of the Göta älv

location Västra Götalands län ( Sweden )
River system Göta älv
origin Discharge from the Vänern at Vänersborg
58 ° 22 ′ 49 ″  N , 12 ° 21 ′ 31 ″  E
Source height approx.  44  m above sea level
muzzle near Gothenburg in the Kattegat coordinates: 57 ° 41 ′ 35 "  N , 11 ° 54 ′ 30"  E 57 ° 41 ′ 35 "  N , 11 ° 54 ′ 30"  E
Mouth height m o.h.
Height difference approx. 44 m
Bottom slope approx. 0.47 ‰
length 93 km
Catchment area 50,229.3 km²
Drain MQ
575 m³ / s
Left tributaries Säveån
Big cities Gothenburg
Medium-sized cities Vänersborg , Trollhättan , Kungälv
Small towns Lilla Edet
Göta älv, Trollhättan Falls

Göta älv, Trollhättan Falls

View from Kopparklinten to Göta älv

View from Kopparklinten to Göta älv

The Göta älv (Eng .: the Gothic Elbe) is a Swedish river. It connects Lake Vänern , from which it emerges at Vänersborg , with the Kattegat . At Kungälv ( ) it divides into two arms that flow north and south of the island of Hisingen into the Kattegat. The northern arm is called Nordre älv . The south flows on to Gothenburg .

The Göta älv, which is 93 kilometers long, has an average water flow of 575 m³ / s. Together with Lake Vänern and its tributary Klarälven, it forms a system with a length of 720 kilometers and drains an area of ​​50,180 km². This makes it the longest river in Sweden.

The Göta älv is important both for inland navigation and for electricity generation. There are four run-of-river power stations along its course. The Trollhätte Canal , which enables navigation between the North Sea and Vänern, runs past them .

The cities of Vänersborg , Trollhättan , Lilla Edet , Kungälv and Gothenburg are located on the course of the Göta älv .

Web links

Commons : Göta älv  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut (SMHI) - Län och huvudavrinningsområden i Sverige (PDF; 2.5 MB)