Storsjøen (Rendalen)

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southern side
LocationÅmot, Rendalen (Hedmark)
Coordinates61°27′08″N 11°18′35″E / 61.45222°N 11.30972°E / 61.45222; 11.30972Coordinates: 61°27′08″N 11°18′35″E / 61.45222°N 11.30972°E / 61.45222; 11.30972
Basin countriesNorway
Surface area47.55 km2 (18.36 sq mi)
Average depth139 m (456 ft)[1]
Max. depth309 m (1,014 ft)[1]
Water volume7.07 km3 (5,730,000 acre⋅ft)[1]
Shore length175.11 km (46.67 mi)
Surface elevation259 m (850 ft)[1]
References,[1] NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Storsjøen (or Storsjø[2]) is the ninth-deepest lake in Norway at 309 metres (1,014 feet) in depth. It lies in Rendalen and Åmot municipalities which are in Hedmark county, Norway. The lake is 35 kilometres (22 miles) long, but only 1.7 kilometres (1.1 miles) wide at its broadest point. The lake lies 251 metres (823 feet) above sea level, has an area of 51 square kilometres (20 square miles) and a volume of 7.07 cubic kilometres (1.70 cubic miles).


  1. ^ a b c d e Seppälä, Matti (2005), The Physical Geography of Fennoscandia, Oxford University Press, p. 145, ISBN 978-0-19-924590-1
  2. ^ The suffix "-en" is a form of the Norwegian language definite article and means "the". Hence Storsjøen is equivalent to "the Storsjø." Both forms can be found in English language text.

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