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Mälaren is the third largest lake in Sweden, after lakes Vänern and Vättern. Its area is 1140 km² and its greatest depth is 64 m. The lake drains, from west to east, into the Baltic Sea at Stockholm through Södertälje kanal , Norrström , Slussen and Hammarbyslussen . The easternmost bay of Mälaren, in central Stockholm, is called Riddarfjärden. The lake is located in Svealand and bounded by the Provinces of Uplandia, Sudermannia, Nericia, and Westmannia. The two largest islands in Mälaren are Selaön (91 km²) and Svartsjölandet (79 km²).
- Lilla Essingen (Smaller Essingen)
- Stora Essingen (Larger Essingen)
- Mälarguiden - Guide to Mälaren (mostly in Swedish but a lot of maps and some English text)
- Strömma Kanalbolaget - Boat tours and ferries in Mälaren
- Castles around Mälaren
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