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Location Røyrvik, Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates 64°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 outflows Namsen
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 16 kilometres (9.9 mi)
Max. width 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi)
Surface area 39.38 km2 (15.20 sq mi)
Shore length1 73.76 kilometres (45.83 mi)
Surface elevation 455 metres (1,493 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Namsvatnet (Southern Sami: Nååmesjenjaevrie) is a lake in the municipality of Røyrvik in Nord-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. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Namsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-13.