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Location Halland County, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Coordinates 57°28′36″N12°20′22″E / 57.47667°N 12.33944°E / 57.47667; 12.33944 Coordinates: 57°28′36″N12°20′22″E / 57.47667°N 12.33944°E / 57.47667; 12.33944
Primary outflows Rolfsån
Basin  countriesSweden
Max. length20 km (12 mi) [1]
Max. width2.5 km (1.6 mi) [1]
Surface area33 km2 (13 sq mi) [2]
Max. depth50 m (160 ft) [1]
Surface elevation15 m (49 ft) [2]
Settlements Fjärås kyrkby, Sätila
References [1] [2]

Lygnern (Swedish pronunciation:  [ˈlʏ̂ŋːnɛɳ] ) [3] is a lake in the municipalities of Kungsbacka and Mark, western Sweden. With an area of 33 km², it is the largest lake in Halland County. Its main outflow is Rolfsån, which in turn empties out into the Kungsbacka Fjord.

The lake serves as a source of drinking water for Kungsbacka. In 2006, it was nominated as the cleanest lake in Sweden, as 98% of the surveyed residents of the municipality were satisfied with the water quality. [4]

Fishing

Ten fish species have been found in the lake, which is particularly rich in pike, trout and European perch. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Lygnern" (in Swedish). Lygnerns Sportfiskeklubb. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 "Lygnern". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  3. Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 16.
  4. "Välj kranvatten" (in Swedish). Kungsbacka Municipality. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2010.