|• Total||2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||53 m (174 ft)|
|• Density||1,154/km2 (2,990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||9910 Bjørnevatn|
Bjørnevatn is a village in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the town of Kirkenes and about 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) west of the Norway-Russia border. The village has a couple of "suburbs" including Hesseng to the north and Sandnes to the west. The 2.16-square-kilometre (530-acre) village has a population (2012) of 2,493, which gives the village a population density of 1,154 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,990 /sq mi). The Bjørnevatn IL is the local sports team.
The village used to be located near the shores of the lake Bjørnevatnet, but the lake was drained in 1958 so that the iron ore under the lake could be mined.
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