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View of the lake
Iešjávri is located in Troms og Finnmark
Location of the lake
Iešjávri is located in Norway
Iešjávri (Norway)
LocationTroms og Finnmark
Coordinates69°39′55″N 24°12′32″E / 69.6654°N 24.2090°E / 69.6654; 24.2090Coordinates: 69°39′55″N 24°12′32″E / 69.6654°N 24.2090°E / 69.6654; 24.2090
Primary outflowsRiver Iešjohka
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
Max. width10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
Surface area68.16 km2 (26.32 sq mi)
Average depth4 metres (13 ft)
Max. depth41 metres (135 ft)
Shore length1164.74 kilometres (102.36 mi)
Surface elevation390 metres (1,280 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Iešjávri (or Iesjavri[1]) is a large lake on the border of the three municipalities of Alta, Kautokeino, and Karasjok in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The lake lies on the Finnmarksvidda plateau about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of the village of Karasjok, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of the village of Masi, and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of the town of Alta.

The 68.16-square-kilometre (26.32 sq mi) lake is the largest in the county and has a length of over 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from north to south. The lake has a maximum depth of 41 metres (135 ft) and an average depth of 4 metres (13 ft), making it a characteristic Baltic Shield lake. The lake flows out into the river Iešjohka, a tributary of the large river Karasjohka.[2]

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References and notes

  1. ^ Various Sami and Norwegian language terms distinguish different types of lakes. The name Jávrre: (Lule Sami) or jávri (Northern Sami) is used as a suffix for larger lakes.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Iešjávri" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-01-15.

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