Bolmen (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɔ̌lmɛn])[1] is a lake in Småland, Sweden. Covering 184 km², and with a maximum depth of 37 m, it supplies a considerable part of Skåne with fresh water by means of an 82-km long tunnel, the Bolmen Water Tunnel, built during the 1970s and 80s. Bolmen is situated at the heart of Finnveden, one of the small lands of today's Småland. It is the tenth largest lake in Sweden.

Bolmen
View of lake
Location of lake
Location of lake
Bolmen
LocationSmåland
Coordinates56°55′N 13°40′E / 56.917°N 13.667°E / 56.917; 13.667Coordinates: 56°55′N 13°40′E / 56.917°N 13.667°E / 56.917; 13.667
Primary outflowsStorån, Bolmen Water Tunnel
Basin countriesSweden
Surface area184 km2 (71 sq mi)
Max. depth37 m (121 ft)
SettlementsBolmsö

It contains 365 islands, of which the largest is Bolmsö, which was historically the meeting-place of the local assembly.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 5.