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Gautelisvatnet  (Norwegian)
Gautelisvatnet is located in Nordland
Location of the lake
Gautelisvatnet is located in Norway
Gautelisvatnet (Norway)
Gautelisvatnet is located in Sweden
Gautelisvatnet (Sweden)
LocationNarvik, Nordland;
Gällivare, Norrbotten
Coordinates68°01′49″N 17°48′37″E / 68.0302°N 17.8103°E / 68.0302; 17.8103Coordinates: 68°01′49″N 17°48′37″E / 68.0302°N 17.8103°E / 68.0302; 17.8103
Native nameGuovdelisjávri  (Northern Sami)
Basin countriesNorway and Sweden
Max. length12 kilometres (7.5 mi)
Max. width3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area17.67 km2 (6.82 sq mi)
(17.66 km² in Norway)
Shore length151.31 kilometres (31.88 mi)
Surface elevation859 metres (2,818 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gautelisvatnet (Norwegian) or Guovdelisjávri (Northern Sami) is a lake that is located on the border of Norway and Sweden, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of the town of Narvik. The Norwegian side lies in Narvik Municipality in Nordland county and the Swedish side lies in Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County. The 17.67-square-kilometre (6.82 sq mi) lake has a dam on the northern end and the water is used for hydropower. After the dam was built, the lake grew and merged with the lake Vannaksvatnet to the south. The lake Unna Guovdelisjávri lies just to the east of this lake.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vannaksvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-25.