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View of the fjord
Herefossfjorden is located in Aust-Agder
Location of the lake
Herefossfjorden is located in Norway
Herefossfjorden (Norway)
LocationBirkenes, Aust-Agder
Coordinates58°28′49″N 8°20′02″E / 58.4804°N 08.3338°E / 58.4804; 08.3338Coordinates: 58°28′49″N 8°20′02″E / 58.4804°N 08.3338°E / 58.4804; 08.3338
Primary inflowsGauslåfjorden
and Uldalsåna
Primary outflowsTovdalselva
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Max. width1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
Surface area3.71 km2 (1.43 sq mi)
Shore length120.42 kilometres (12.69 mi)
Surface elevation79 metres (259 ft)
SettlementsHerefoss, Søre Herefoss
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Herefossfjorden is a lake in the municipality of Birkenes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The 3.7-square-kilometre (1.4 sq mi) lake is about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long and it is part of the Tovdalselva river. The Gauslåfjorden and Uldalsåna lakes flow into Herefossfjorden near the village of Herefoss at the northern end of the lake. The Uldalsåna lake is held back by a dam and the Gauslåfjorden flows over a waterfall (called the Herefossen) into the Herefossfjorden.[1] The Norwegian National Road 41 runs along the eastern shore. The village of Herefoss lies on the northern edge of the lake and the village of Søre Herefoss lies at the southern end of the fjord. The old municipality of Herefoss existed from 1838 until 1967 and it included all the land surrounding the lake.

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  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2009-03-17). "Herefossfjorden". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2017-06-09.