Nisser

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Nisser
Norway Telemarksvegen.jpg
At the shore of Nisser
Nisser is located in Telemark
Nisser
Nisser
Location of the lake
Nisser is located in Norway
Nisser
Nisser
Nisser (Norway)
LocationNissedal, Telemark
Coordinates59°19′03″N 8°27′43″E / 59.3175°N 8.461944°E / 59.3175; 8.461944Coordinates: 59°19′03″N 8°27′43″E / 59.3175°N 8.461944°E / 59.3175; 8.461944
Primary inflowsVråvatn
Primary outflowsNisserelva
Basin countriesNorway
Surface area76.3 km2 (29.5 sq mi)
Max. depth234 m (768 ft)
Water volume7.19 km3 (5,830,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation246 m (807 ft)

Nisser is a lake in Nissedal, Norway. It is the 13th-largest lake in the nation by area with a surface area of 76.30 km², the 10th largest by volume at 7.19 km³, and the 13th deepest at 234 m. It is located in Nissedal and Kviteseid municipality[1] in Telemark county, and is Telemark’s largest lake.[2] Part of the Arendal watershed, water enters from the discharge of Vråvatn, and its outlet is the Nisserelva river.

In 1914, a canal was constructed between Nisser (which is 246 m above sea level) and Vråvatn (which is 248 m above sea level). This makes it possible to travel the 50 km long stretch from Tveitsund to Vråliosen by boat.

The Norse form of the name was Nizir - probably from an older form *Niðsær. The meaning of the name is 'the lake (sær) of the river Nið (now Nidelva (Aust-Agder))'.

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  1. ^ Nisser (in Norwegian) Store Norske Leksikon, retrieved 28 August 2013
  2. ^ Jan Erik Nilsen: Nissedal (in Norwegian) Store Norske Leksikon, retrieved 28 August 2013