Majavatn

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Majavatn
Village
Majavatn is located in Nordland
Majavatn
Majavatn
Majavatn is located in Norway
Majavatn
Majavatn
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 65°09′57″N 13°22′11″E / 65.16583°N 13.36972°E / 65.16583; 13.36972Coordinates: 65°09′57″N 13°22′11″E / 65.16583°N 13.36972°E / 65.16583; 13.36972
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality Grane
Elevation[1] 326 m (1,070 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8680 Trofors

Majavatn is a village in the municipality of Grane in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the eastern shore of the lake Majavatnet, just west of the boundary of Børgefjell National Park. The village of Leiren lies about 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the northeast and the municipal center of Trofors lies about 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the north.

View of the lake near the village

Both European route E6 highway and the Nordland Line pass through the village of Majavatn. Majavatn Station is the local railway station. It lies 321.74 kilometres (199.92 mi) from Trondheim and it sits at an elevation of 319.9 metres (1,050 ft) above sea level. Majavatn Church is located in the village and serves the southern part of the municipality.

Southern Sami reindeer herders drive their reindeer through the area around Majavatn.[2]

During the Second World War there were confrontations between Germans and Norwegian citizens at Tangen farm. Many of the Norwegians involved were later executed by the Germans at Falstad concentration camp in 1942. These events were later known as the Majavatn affair.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Majavatn" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Majavatn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-11-22.