Vangsvatnet

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Vangsvatnet
Vangsvatnet.jpg
Location Voss, Hordaland
Coordinates 60°36′48″N 6°22′52″E / 60.61333°N 6.38111°E / 60.61333; 6.38111Coordinates: 60°36′48″N 6°22′52″E / 60.61333°N 6.38111°E / 60.61333; 6.38111
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Max. width 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Surface area 7.69 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Shore length1 19.57 kilometres (12.16 mi)
Surface elevation 47 metres (154 ft)
Settlements Vossevangen
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Vangsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Voss in Hordaland county, Norway. The 7.69-square-kilometre (2.97 sq mi) lake lies in the central part of the municipality, on the southwestern shore of the municipal centre of Vossevangen. The Vosso River flows through both Vangsvatnet and the lake Evangervatnet before it empties into Bolstadfjorden by the village of Bolstadøyri to the west.[1]

Vangsvatnet as seen from Vossevangen

The lake is used for various water-based extreme sports activities like Kite surfing and boat dragged paragliding. Vangsvatnet is named after the place Vangen—the municipal center and old churchsite of Voss. The last element is the finite form of vatn, meaning lake.[2] The European route E16 and the Bergensbanen railway line both run along the northern shore of the lake.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vangsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. ^ Norwegian-English Dictionary: A Pronouncing and Translating Dictionary of Modern Norwegian (1974) by Einar Haugen. University of Wisconsin Press)