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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 Hydroelectric 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.