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Location Ballangen, Nordland and
Gällivare, Norrbotten
Coordinates 68°05′48″N 17°13′43″E / 68.0968°N 17.2287°E / 68.0968; 17.2287Coordinates: 68°05′48″N 17°13′43″E / 68.0968°N 17.2287°E / 68.0968; 17.2287
Basin countries Sweden and Norway
Max. length 35 kilometres (22 mi)
Max. width 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Surface area 71.91 km2 (27.76 sq mi) (0.96 km² in Norway)
Shore length1 97.27 kilometres (60.44 mi)
Surface elevation 604 metres (1,982 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Siiddašjávri (Northern Sami), Sijdasjávrre (Lule Sami), or Sitasjaure (Swedish) is a lake on the border between Norway and Sweden. Only 0.96 square kilometres (0.37 sq mi) of the 71.91-square-kilometre (27.76 sq mi) lake lies in Norway and the vast majority of the lake lies in Sweden. The Norwegian side is located in the municipality of Ballangen in Nordland county. The Swedish side is located in Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County. The name of the lake comes from the Sami languages, with the ending -jávri or -jávrre being the word for "lake".[1]

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  1. ^ "Sijdasjávrre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-21.