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Göta Kanal

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Göta Kanal [ˈjøːˈta kaˈnɑːl] [1] is a semi-artificial waterway through the Östergötland and Västergötland provinces in Sweden. It connects the Baltic Sea to Sweden's two greatest lakes, Vättern and Vänern. From Vänern, Trollhätte kanal and Göta älv (a natural river) make up a passage to the Atlantic Ocean, forming a 390-km (just under 250 miles) waterway from coast to coast.

An important industrial transport route throughout the 19th century, it is now used mainly by leisure craft.


The Östergötland section: Söderköping, Linköping countryside, Motala

The Västergötland section: Karlsborg, Töreboda, Mariestad

The Göta Älvdal section: Vänersborg, Trollhättan, Lilla Edet, Ale, Gothenburg

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