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Bäck ovanför Balvatnet.jpg
Location Saltdal, Nordland
Coordinates 66°56′38″N 15°54′02″E / 66.94389°N 15.90056°E / 66.94389; 15.90056Coordinates: 66°56′38″N 15°54′02″E / 66.94389°N 15.90056°E / 66.94389; 15.90056
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Max. width 9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Surface area 41.46 km2 (16.01 sq mi)
Shore length1 54.32 kilometres (33.75 mi)
Surface elevation 597 metres (1,959 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Balvatnet (Lule Sami: Bállávrre) is a lake that lies in the municipality of Saltdal in Nordland county, Norway. The 41.46-square-kilometre (16.01 sq mi) lake is located on the border of Junkerdal National Park, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the border with Sweden. The lake is regulated for hydroelectric power at the Daja power station 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the north in Sulitjelma.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Balvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-27.