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Forsvatnet / Gårttjejávrre
Location Sørfold and Hamarøy, Nordland
Coordinates 67°36′17″N 16°15′52″E / 67.6048°N 16.2644°E / 67.6048; 16.2644Coordinates: 67°36′17″N 16°15′52″E / 67.6048°N 16.2644°E / 67.6048; 16.2644
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 7 kilometres (4.3 mi)
Max. width 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Surface area 13.63 km2 (5.26 sq mi)
Shore length1 38.97 kilometres (24.21 mi)
Surface elevation 620 metres (2,030 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Forsvatnet (Lule Sami: Gårttjejávrre) is a lake that lies on the border of the municipalities of Sørfold and Hamarøy in Nordland county, Norway. The 13.63-square-kilometre (5.26 sq mi) lake lies about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of the village of Mørsvikbotn.[1]

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  1. ^ "Forsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-04-13.