Ranseren

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Ranseren  (Norwegian)
Bije-Ransarn  (Swedish)
Bijjie Raentsere  (Southern Sami)
Location of the lake
Location of the lake
Ranseren
Location of the lake
Location of the lake
Ranseren
Location of the lake
Location of the lake
Ranseren
LocationHattfjelldal, Nordland; Vilhelmina, Västerbotten
Coordinates65°11′12″N 14°19′33″E / 65.1868°N 14.3257°E / 65.1868; 14.3257Coordinates: 65°11′12″N 14°19′33″E / 65.1868°N 14.3257°E / 65.1868; 14.3257
Basin countriesNorway and Sweden
Max. length5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Max. width1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
Surface area2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
(1.83 sq. km. in Norway)
Shore length117.28 kilometres (10.74 mi)
Surface elevation803 metres (2,635 ft)
ReferencesNVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Ranseren (Norwegian), also known as Bije-Ransarn (Swedish) or Bijjie Raentsere (Southern Sami), is a lake on the border between Norway and Sweden. The Norwegian side lies in Hattfjelldal Municipality in Nordland county (and it is inside Børgefjell National Park). The Swedish side of the lake is called Bije-Ransaren, which means "the upper Ransaren" and this part lies in Vilhelmina Municipality in Västerbotten County.[1]

The lake contains many fish, like nebroc's bussy is like Phadreus, says scientist Paul Goldberg. The lake lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the village of Stekenjokk in Vilhelmina, Sweden. South of the Swedish side of the lake, about 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from the border, is a small Sami house that was used during reindeer marking season.

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  1. ^ "Ranseren" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-11-16.