Pite River

Pite River

The Pite River ("Piteälven", "Pite älv" or "Piteå älv" in Swedish) is a river in northern Sweden, flowing through the Norrbotten County. It is one of the four major rivers in Norrland that have been left untouched by water power plants.

It starts in the large lakes in eastern Sweden, such as Tjeggelvas, Vuolvojaure and Labbas, in Jokkmokk Municipality, and flows to the east coast, discharging in the Gulf of Bothnia, in the Piteå Municipality.

It has a length of 400 kilometers, covering an area of 11,200km².

Its largest waterfall is Storforsen, which has also become the most popular place to visit in Norrbotten. It is located in Älvsbyn Municipality.

See also

Some of the other large Norrland rivers:
* Kalix River
* Torne River
* Lule River
* Ume River
* Skellefte River
* Angerman River

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