Map of Øyeren and surrounds
|Location||Akershus and Østfold counties, Norway|
|Surface area||84.74 km²|
|Max. depth||71 m|
|Shore length1||165.47 km|
|Surface elevation||101 m|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Øyeren is a lake in the Glomma river watershed, southeast of Lillestrøm. It is located within the municipalities of Enebakk, Skedsmo, Fet and Rælingen in Akershus county and Spydeberg and Trøgstad municipalities in Østfold county.
The name of the lake (Norse Øyir) is derived from øy f 'island; flat and fertil land along a waterside'.
Nordre Øyeren nature preserve
An area which includes parts of the northern ("nordre") end of the lake is an established nature preserve, listed as a Ramsar site.
- Øyeren information center (Norwegian )
- Nordre Øyeren natur preserve (Norwegian )
- Ramsar Sites Information on Nordre Øyeren (English )
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