Vegår

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Vegår
Vegår.jpg
View of Vegår
Location Vegårshei (Aust-Agder)
Coordinates 58°48′27″N 8°51′29″E / 58.80750°N 8.85806°E / 58.80750; 8.85806Coordinates: 58°48′27″N 8°51′29″E / 58.80750°N 8.85806°E / 58.80750; 8.85806
Catchment area 141 km2 (54 sq mi)
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 17.7 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Max. depth 102 m (335 ft)
Water volume 337 km3 (81 cu mi)
Shore length1 113.84 km (70.74 mi)
Surface elevation 189 m (620 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Vegår is a lake in the municipality of Vegårshei in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The lake is located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the municipal center of Myra and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the village of Åmli in the neighboring municipality.[1]

The three largest parts of the lake are named Vestfjorden, Nordfjorden, and Sørfjorden. The deepest point in the lake is in the Nordfjorden area. There are many small islands in the lake, the largest of which is Furøya.

Vegår supports one of the country's most long-lived and stable beaver populations, as well as a fish fauna consisting of European perch, Brown trout, Arctic char, and european eel.

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  1. ^ "Vegår" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-05-19.