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LocationGloppen and Jølster,
Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates61°41′38″N 06°23′17″E / 61.69389°N 6.38806°E / 61.69389; 6.38806Coordinates: 61°41′38″N 06°23′17″E / 61.69389°N 6.38806°E / 61.69389; 6.38806
Primary outflowsGloppeelva river
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length18 kilometres (11 mi)
Max. width2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi)
Surface area22.52 km2 (8.70 sq mi)
Max. depth278 metres (912 ft)
Shore length142.97 kilometres (26.70 mi)
Surface elevation61 metres (200 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Breimsvatn or Breimsvatnet is a lake in the municipalities of Gloppen and Jølster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. At 22.52 square kilometres (8.70 sq mi), it is the largest lake in Gloppen (followed by the lake Emhjellevatnet). The European route E39 highway runs along the north end of the lake, connecting the two nearby areas of Sandane and Byrkjelo. On the shores of the 17-kilometre (11 mi) long lake lie several villages including Re and Kandal. The lake flows into the Gloppenelva river which flows into the Gloppefjorden, an arm of the Nordfjorden. Historically, the area surrounding the lake was part of the municipality of Breim, which existed from 1886 until 1964.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Breimsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  2. ^ "Breimsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-08-07.

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