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Östergötland is a province and a county with a population of about 400.000 and an area of 100 square-miles. There are 3 larger cities, Linköping, Norrköping and Motala.

Östergötland is province defined by water, the western boarder is the rgeat lake Vättern and the east border the Baltic Sea.

Along the coast of Östergötland lies the St Anna archipelago, Sweden's second largest.

History - Göta Channel

The Göta Channel is one of Sweden's largest projects, it is a 190 kilometer long channel connecting the Baltic Sea with the western sea Skagerak outside Gothenborg. Göta Channel ends in the lake Vänern where Trollhätte Channel continues to Gothenborg.

It was built between 1810 and 1832 by Baltzar von Platen and 58.000 Swedish soldiers and a few Russian POW:s. Of the 190 kilometer 87 kilometers is dug, mostly by showels.

  • Last visit to Östergötlands Län: Oct 2003
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