| Share


Ångermanälven (ôngˈərmänĕlˌvən) [key], river, c.280 mi (450 km) long, rising in Västerbotten prov., W central Sweden, and flowing generally southeast through narrow lakes and past Sollefteå and Kramfors to the Gulf of Bothnia at Härnösand. The Faxeälven is its chief tributary. There are numerous hydroelectric power plants on the river. The Sandö Bridge (866 ft/264 m long; opened 1943), the largest concrete-arch bridge when it opened, spans the river.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Scandinavian Physical Geography

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring