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Namsvatnet  (Norwegian)
Nååmesjenjaevrie  (Southern Sami)
Namsvatnet is located in Trøndelag
Location of the lake
Namsvatnet is located in Norway
Namsvatnet (Norway)
LocationRøyrvik, Trøndelag
Coordinates64°59′51″N 13°34′33″E / 64.9974°N 13.5759°E / 64.9974; 13.5759Coordinates: 64°59′51″N 13°34′33″E / 64.9974°N 13.5759°E / 64.9974; 13.5759
Primary outflowsNamsen
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length16 kilometres (9.9 mi)
Max. width4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi)
Surface area39.38 km2 (15.20 sq mi)
Shore length173.76 kilometres (45.83 mi)
Surface elevation455 metres (1,493 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Namsvatnet (Norwegian) or Nååmesjenjaevrie (Southern Sami) is a 39.38-square-kilometre (15.20 sq mi) lake in the municipality of Røyrvik in Trøndelag county, Norway. The river Namsen used to be the primary outlet, but the lake has been regulated for hydroelectric generation since 1959 and part of the water is diverted south towards a power station. The lake is fed by three main sources within Børgefjell National Park: the river Storelva which comes from the lake Jengelvatnet, the river Virmaelva, and the river Orelva which comes from the lake Ovrejaevrie. Namsvatnet has Arctic char, trout, and small carp. Today, tourism is an important activity.[1]

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  1. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2014-05-01). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget.