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LocationVoss, Hordaland
Coordinates60°36′48″N 6°22′52″E / 60.61333°N 6.38111°E / 60.61333; 6.38111Coordinates: 60°36′48″N 6°22′52″E / 60.61333°N 6.38111°E / 60.61333; 6.38111
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Max. width1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Surface area7.69 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Shore length119.57 kilometres (12.16 mi)
Surface elevation47 metres (154 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Vangsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Voss in Hordaland county, Norway. The 7.69-square-kilometre (2.97 sq mi) lake lies in the central part of the municipality, on the southwestern shore of the municipal centre of Vossevangen. The Vosso River flows through both Vangsvatnet and the lake Evangervatnet before it empties into Bolstadfjorden by the village of Bolstadøyri to the west.[1]

Vangsvatnet as seen from Vossevangen

The lake is used for various water-based extreme sports activities like Kite surfing and boat dragged paragliding. Vangsvatnet is named after the place Vangen—the municipal center and old churchsite of Voss. The last element is the finite form of vatn, meaning lake.[2] European route E16 and the Bergen Line both run along the northern shore of the lake.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vangsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  2. ^ Norwegian-English Dictionary: A Pronouncing and Translating Dictionary of Modern Norwegian (1974) by Einar Haugen. University of Wisconsin Press)