Øvre Tysdalsvatnet

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Øvre Tysdalsvatnet
LocationHjelmeland, Rogaland
Coordinates59°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 countriesNorway
Max. length12 kilometres (7.5 mi)
Max. width800 metres (0.50 mi)
Surface area8.98 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Shore length127 kilometres (17 mi)
Surface elevation67 metres (220 ft)
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.