Nissan (river)

The Nissan (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈnɪ̂sːan]) is a 200 km long river in southwest Sweden. It ends in the Kattegat bay of the North Sea in Halmstad. The straight middle and upper course of Nissan follows a branch of the Protogine Zone – a zone of crustal weakness in western Sweden.[3] Nissan drains the western part of the South Småland peneplain.[4]

River Nissan, Halmstad.jpg
The Nissan River running through Halmstad, January 2005
Physical characteristics
MouthLaholmsbukten in Kattegatt
 • location
Halmstad Municipality, Halland County
 • coordinates
56°39′20″N 12°51′00″E / 56.65556°N 12.85000°E / 56.65556; 12.85000Coordinates: 56°39′20″N 12°51′00″E / 56.65556°N 12.85000°E / 56.65556; 12.85000
Length200 km (120 mi)[1]
Basin size2,685.7 km2 (1,037.0 sq mi)[2]
 • average41 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)[1]
 • maximum155 m3/s (5,500 cu ft/s)[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Nissan". 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. ^ Andréasson, Per-Gunnar; Rodhe, Agnes (1992). The Protogine Zone. Geology and mobility during the last 1.5 Ga (PDF) (Report). SKB technical report.
  4. ^ Lidmar-Bergström (1988). "Denudation surfaces of a shield area in southern Sweden". Geografiska Annaler. 70 A (4): 337–350.