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Location Larvik (Vestfold); Siljan, Porsgrunn (Telemark)
Coordinates 59°9′59″N 9°52′36″E / 59.16639°N 9.87667°E / 59.16639; 9.87667Coordinates: 59°9′59″N 9°52′36″E / 59.16639°N 9.87667°E / 59.16639; 9.87667
Type moraine-dammed lake
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 21.80 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Shore length1 107.07 km (66.53 mi)
Surface elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Islands Bjørnøya
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Farris is a 20 km long fresh water moraine-dammed lake near the Norwegian coastal town Larvik. The lake would have been a salt water fjord had it not been dammed by an end moraine left by the latest ice age. Farris is drinking water reservoir for some 170,000 people. The largest island in the lake is Bjørnøya.

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