Nelaug (lake)

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Location Froland, Åmli (Aust-Agder)
Coordinates 58°40′16″N 8°34′10″E / 58.67111°N 8.56944°E / 58.67111; 8.56944Coordinates: 58°40′16″N 8°34′10″E / 58.67111°N 8.56944°E / 58.67111; 8.56944
Primary inflows Nidelva
Primary outflows Nidelva
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 10.01 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
Shore length1 68.39 km (42.50 mi)
Surface elevation 138 m (453 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Nelaug is a lake in the municipalities of Froland and Åmli in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The lake is formed by a dam which regulates a hydroelectric power plant on the Nidelva river. The village of Nelaug is located near the dam. The lake is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of the municipal center of Åmli and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of the village of Dølemo.[1]

The name[edit]

The Norse form of the name must have been *Niðlaug. The first element Nið is the old name of Nidelva, the last element is laug 'lake'.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nelaug. – innsjø" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved 2010-04-15.