Øvre Tysdalsvatnet

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Øvre Tysdalsvatnet
Location Hjelmeland, Rogaland
Coordinates 59°10′22″N 6°21′39″E / 59.1727°N 6.3608°E / 59.1727; 6.3608Coordinates: 59°10′22″N 6°21′39″E / 59.1727°N 6.3608°E / 59.1727; 6.3608
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 12 kilometres (7.5 mi)
Max. width 800 metres (0.50 mi)
Surface area 8.98 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Shore length1 27 kilometres (17 mi)
Surface elevation 67 metres (220 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Øvre Tysdalsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Hjelmeland in Rogaland county, Norway.[1] The 9-square-kilometre (3.5 sq mi) lake lies on the east side of the village of Årdal. The 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) long lake is only about 800 metres (0.5 mi) wide and it has a fairly steep shoreline, which results in very little habitation around the lake.

The name "Øvre" Tysdalsvatnet means "upper" Tysdalsvatnet to distinguish it from the lake Tysdalsvatnet located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the southwest.

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  1. ^ "Øvre Tysdalsvatnet, Hjelmeland (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2016-01-25.