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Unkervatnet  (Norwegian)
Åanghkejaevrie  (Southern Sami)
Unkervatnet is located in Nordland
Location of the lake
Unkervatnet is located in Norway
Unkervatnet (Norway)
LocationHattfjelldal, Nordland
Coordinates65°30′35″N 14°11′04″E / 65.5098°N 14.1845°E / 65.5098; 14.1845Coordinates: 65°30′35″N 14°11′04″E / 65.5098°N 14.1845°E / 65.5098; 14.1845
Primary inflowsSkardmodalselva river
Primary outflowsUnkerelva river
Catchment areaVefsna
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length8 kilometres (5.0 mi)
Max. width2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi)
Surface area14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Shore length124.95 kilometres (15.50 mi)
Surface elevation321 metres (1,053 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Unkervatnet (Norwegian) or Åanghkejaevrie (Southern Sami) is a lake in the municipality of Hattfjelldal in Nordland county, Norway. It is a good lake for fishing lake trout and Arctic char both during summer and winter. The river flowing into the lake from the east is called Skarmodalselva, and the outflowing river is called Unkerelva (which itself flows into the river Vefsna). For tourists, there are two places available by the shoreside: Ørnes camping at the eastern end of the lake, and Tjolmen, situated on the north side of the lake's middle. The road from the village of Hattfjelldal to the village of Dikanäs in Sweden runs along the north side of the lake.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Unkervatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-11-16.