Øyungen

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Øyungen
Øyungen is located in Trøndelag
Øyungen
Øyungen
Location of the lake
Øyungen is located in Norway
Øyungen
Øyungen
Øyungen (Norway)
LocationHoltålen, Trøndelag
Coordinates62°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 inflowsGardåa
Primary outflowsStorhesja
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)
Max. width3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)
Surface area6.13 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Shore length121 kilometres (13 mi)
Surface elevation786 metres (2,579 ft)
ReferencesNVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Øyungen is a lake in the municipality of Holtålen in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 6.13-square-kilometre (2.37 sq mi) lake lies about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southwest of the village of Hessdalen. The Forollhogna National Park surrounds the lake on three sides.[1]

Name[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Øyungen, Holtålen (Trøndelag)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2018-01-18.