Roxen (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔ̌ksɛn])[2] is a medium-sized lake in south-central Sweden, east of Lake Vättern, part of the waterpath Motala ström and the Göta Canal. South of Lake Roxen is the city Linköping.

Roxen
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Roxen at sunset
Coordinates58°30′N 15°41′E / 58.500°N 15.683°E / 58.500; 15.683Coordinates: 58°30′N 15°41′E / 58.500°N 15.683°E / 58.500; 15.683
Primary inflowsMotala ström, Svartån, Stångån
Primary outflowsMotala ström
Basin countriesSweden
Surface area97 km2 (37 sq mi)
Max. depth8 m (26 ft)
Surface elevation32 m (105 ft)
Official nameVästra Roxen
Designated14 November 2001
Reference no.1133[1]

Roxen, especially the western parts, is very good for birdwatching. There are natural reserves at Kungsbro[3] and Svartåmynningen.[4]

The lake develops in a graben depression.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Västra Roxen". Ramsar Sites Information Service. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Sahlgren, Jöran; Bergman, Gösta (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 20.
  3. ^ "Kungsbro". www5.e.lst.se. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Svartåmynningen". www5.e.lst.se. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ Mattsson, Jan O., ed. (1984). Terrängformer i Norden (in Swedish). Nordiska ministerrådet. p. 133. ISBN 91-38-08241-1.