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Eskilstuna, Vattern, Vanern, Vasteras

Eskilstuna, Sweden
Eskilstuna, Vattern, Vanern, Vasteras

Eskilstuna

Industrial city beside Lake Malaren, 115 km (71 miles) west of Stockholm. It has engineering plants and steelworks, and specializes in the making of cutlery.

Population 88 528



Vattern

The country's second largest lake after Vanern. It covers 1912 km2 (738 sq miles) and lies about 220 km (135 miles) southwest of Stockholm. It is linked to the Baltic Sea by the GOTA River.



Vanern

The country's largest lake, 145 km (90 miles) long and stretching across 5586 km2 (2157 sq miles). Set in the southwest of the country, it drains by way of the GOTA River into the Kattegat strait between Sweden and Denmark.

Vasteras

Manufacturing city and inland port on the north shore of Lake Malaren, 110 km (68 miles) west of Stockholm. Founded in the 12th century, it has a medieval castle, a 13th-century cathedral, and the country's oldest secondary school, established in 1623. The introduction in the 16th century of hereditary succession to the Swedish throne - earlier monarchs had been elected - resulted from a conference held in the city in 1544. It is the home of several of Sweden's largest electrical and engineering concerns.

Population 117 700

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