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Location Holtålen, Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates 62°44′48″N 11°03′11″E / 62.7468°N 11.0530°E / 62.7468; 11.0530Coordinates: 62°44′48″N 11°03′11″E / 62.7468°N 11.0530°E / 62.7468; 11.0530
Primary inflows Gardåa
Primary outflows Storhesja
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)
Max. width 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)
Surface area 6.13 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Shore length1 21 kilometres (13 mi)
Surface elevation 786 metres (2,579 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Øyungen is a lake in the municipality of Holtålen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 6.13-square-kilometre (2.37 sq mi) lake lies about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southwest of Hessdalen.[1]

The name[edit]

The first part of the name is øy 'island'. The last element -ungen (Norse -ungr) is a common suffix in names of lakes in Norway, for instance Kaldungen ('the lake with cold water'), Svartungen ('the black lake'), Leirungen ('the lake with clay') and Sandungen ('the lake with sand'). The lake Øyungen contains several small islets.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Øyungen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-02-19.