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Limingen  (Norwegian)
Lyjmede  (Southern Sami)
Limingen is located in Trøndelag
Location of the lake
Limingen is located in Norway
Limingen (Norway)
LocationLierne and Røyrvik, Trøndelag
Coordinates64°42′20″N 13°44′39″E / 64.7056°N 13.7442°E / 64.7056; 13.7442Coordinates: 64°42′20″N 13°44′39″E / 64.7056°N 13.7442°E / 64.7056; 13.7442
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length25 kilometres (16 mi)
Max. width6 kilometres (3.7 mi)
Surface area94 km2 (36 sq mi)
Average depth87 metres (285 ft)
Max. depth192 metres (630 ft)
Water volume8.34 cubic kilometres (2.00 cu mi)
Shore length1108 kilometres (67 mi)
Surface elevation418 metres (1,371 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Limingen (Norwegian) or Lyjmede (Southern Sami) is a lake in the municipalities of Røyrvik and Lierne in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is the eighth-largest lake in the country. The lake lies 418 metres (1,371 ft) above sea level and has an area of 94 square kilometres (36 sq mi)[1]. At the deepest point, it is 192 metres (630 ft) deep and averages about 87 metres (285 ft) deep. The lake has a volume of 8.34 cubic kilometres (2.00 cu mi) and is located just north of the large lake Tunnsjøen. The border with Sweden lies about 725 metres (0.5 mi) east of the lake.

The lake level is regulated by dams. The Røyrvikelva river flows into the north end of Limingen from the lake Vektaren, through a dam. The water flows out through a tunnel to Røyrvikfoss Power Station, at the village of Røyrvik. At the south end, near the village of Limingen in Lierne, the water flows out of the tunnel to the Tunnsjøen via the Tunnsjø Power Station, as well as to Linvasselv Power Station on the Swedish side. The water level varies by up to about 10 metres (33 ft) in level.[2]


  1. ^ "Statistisk årbok 2009: Geografisk oversikt" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Limingen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-07.