From: Stockholm, Sweden
There are no swamps in Sweden on the WIFFE Scandinavian minimap.
True, but there should be IMO.
“Swamps, Terrain, marshes and wetlands, usually in connection with the lakes or rivers. Swamp is not a common word to describe wetlands in Sweden, they are usually called bogs. Similar wetlands in other countries are referred to, however, like quagmire.
In central and northern parts of Sweden, on Gotland and in Finland, the word also refer to the same as the lake, which is evident in the name of several lakes, such as the Torneträsk(Torne swamp). Byn träsk(swamp) in Skogs Assembly in Kramfors municipality will have its name from a string of lakes and ponds in the area covered by the village swamp. The village is the only one with this name in Sweden. In Finland, 3.
Wetlands are under Wetlands the census definition (Löfroth 1991) land where water for much of the year are close in, or just above the ground surface and vegetation-covered waters.
In most cases, the vegetation used to distinguish wetlands from other land. At least 50 percent of the vegetation to be hydrophilic, ie the moisture-loving, in order to convene an area of wetland.
The main classification of wetlands in the types based on the water of origin and where the land is peat formation or not.
Wetlands are divided into marshes, beaches, marshes, bogs and other wetlands.”
Translated from Wikipedia
Check out the Satellite photoes of northern Sweden and see how much lakes, vetlands and bogs there are,
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