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Åraksbø village along the lake
Location Bygland (Aust-Agder)
Coordinates 58°55′32″N 7°42′42″E / 58.92556°N 7.71167°E / 58.92556; 7.71167Coordinates: 58°55′32″N 7°42′42″E / 58.92556°N 7.71167°E / 58.92556; 7.71167
Primary inflows Otra river
Primary outflows Byglandsfjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 32 km (20 mi)
Surface area 11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi)
Shore length1 45.22 km (28.10 mi)
Surface elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Settlements Åraksbø
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Åraksfjorden is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Otra drainage basin. The villages of Frøysnes and Skåmedal are located along the western side and on the eastern side are the villages of Sandnes and Åraksbø.

The name of the lake was given because it is located near Åraksbø. The central part of the lake is also called the Sandnesfjord and the southern part is also called the Blåfjord.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Åraksfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-20.