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Map of Øyeren and surrounds
Location Akershus and Østfold counties, Norway
Coordinates 59°51′26″N 11°09′48″E / 59.85722°N 11.16333°E / 59.85722; 11.16333Coordinates: 59°51′26″N 11°09′48″E / 59.85722°N 11.16333°E / 59.85722; 11.16333
Type Natural lake
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 84.74 km2 (32.72 sq mi)
Max. depth 71 m (233 ft)
Shore length1 165.47 km (102.82 mi)
Surface elevation 101 m (331 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Øyeren is a lake in the Glomma River watershed, southeast of Lillestrøm. It is located within the municipalities of Enebakk, Skedsmo, Fet and Rælingen in Akershus county and Spydeberg and Trøgstad municipalities in Østfold county.

Lake Øyeren is the ninth largest lake by area in Norway with a surface area of 84.7 square kilometers (32.7 square miles). It is 101 meters (331 feet) above sea level and 71 meters (233 feet) deep.

The name[edit]

The name of the lake (Norse Øyir) is derived from øy f 'island; flat and fertil land along a waterside'.

Nordre Øyeren nature preserve[edit]

An area which includes parts of the northern ("nordre") end of the lake is an established nature preserve, listed as a Ramsar site.

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