Gilten (lake)

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Gilten is located in Trøndelag
Location of the lake
Gilten is located in Norway
Gilten (Norway)
LocationSteinkjer and Namdalseid, Trøndelag
Coordinates64°12′12″N 11°31′45″E / 64.2033°N 11.5291°E / 64.2033; 11.5291Coordinates: 64°12′12″N 11°31′45″E / 64.2033°N 11.5291°E / 64.2033; 11.5291
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi)
Max. width1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Surface area31.62 km2 (12.21 sq mi)
Shore length16.46 kilometres (4.01 mi)
Surface elevation202 metres (663 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gilten is a lake in the municipality of Steinkjer (with a small part crossing into neighboring Namdalseid) in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 31.62-square-kilometre (12.21 sq mi) lake lies in the northern part of Steinkjer, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of the village of Kvam, about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of the village of Følling (and the European route E6 highway), and about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of the village of Namdalseid. The lake is only accessible by road from Namdalseid, even though most of the 31.62-square-kilometre (12.21 sq mi) lake lies in Steinkjer.[1] The lake Bangsjøan lies to the northeast and the lake Snåsavatnet lies to the south.

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  1. ^ "Gilten" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-14.