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The river Helge or, in Swedish, Helgeån, alternatively Helge å, (lit. 'The Holy river') is a river which flows through Småland and Skåne in southern Sweden. The course of the river takes it through Kristianstad and out to the Hanöbukten in the Baltic Sea.

Helge River
Helge å.jpg
Native nameHelge å, Helgeån
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates
55°51′30″N 14°14′10″E / 55.85833°N 14.23611°E / 55.85833; 14.23611Coordinates: 55°51′30″N 14°14′10″E / 55.85833°N 14.23611°E / 55.85833; 14.23611
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length190 km (120 mi)[1]
Basin size4,748.9 km2 (1,833.6 sq mi)[2]
 ⁃ average55 m3/s (1,900 cu ft/s)[1]
 ⁃ maximum320 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s)[1]
Basin features
Official nameHelge å
Designated5 December 1974
Reference no.16[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Helge å". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 July 2010. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Län och huvudavrinningsområden i Sverige" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Helge å". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.