Movatn

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Movann
Movann is located in Norway
Movann
Movann
Location in Norway
Coordinates: 60°2′24″N 10°48′24″E / 60.04000°N 10.80667°E / 60.04000; 10.80667Coordinates: 60°2′24″N 10°48′24″E / 60.04000°N 10.80667°E / 60.04000; 10.80667
Country Norway
County Oslo
District Maridalen, Nordmarka
Municipality Oslo
Borough Marka
Area
 • Total 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 316
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 0890 Oslo

Movann is a lake at the northern end of the village of Sørbråten in Maridalen valley in Nordmarka, a forested part of Oslo, Norway. It has a train station on Gjøvikbanen. The population of Sørbråten is 317.[1]

The name[edit]

The lake is named after the old farm Mo (Norse Mór) in Nittedal. The name of the farm is identical with the word mór m 'moor, heath'. The last element is vann 'water, lake'.

The name of the lake has now the form Movann, that is Bokmål (compare Sognsvann). The name and form of the railway station, Movatn, is Nynorsk.

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