Balvatnet (Norwegian) or Bállávrre (Lule Sami) is a lake that lies in the municipality of Saltdal in Nordland county, Norway. The 41.46-square-kilometre (16.01 sq mi) lake is located on the border of Junkerdal National Park, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the border with Sweden. The lake is regulated for hydroelectric power at the Daja Hydroelectric Power Station 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the north in Sulitjelma.[1]

Balvatnet  (Norwegian)
Bállávrre  (Lule Sami)
Historic: Ballavri or Bálljávrre  (Lule Sami)
Bäck ovanför Balvatnet.jpg
Balvatnet is located in Nordland
Location of the lake
Balvatnet is located in Norway
Balvatnet (Norway)
LocationSaltdal, Nordland
Coordinates66°56′44″N 15°52′27″E / 66.9456°N 15.8742°E / 66.9456; 15.8742Coordinates: 66°56′44″N 15°52′27″E / 66.9456°N 15.8742°E / 66.9456; 15.8742
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Max. width9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Surface area41.46 km2 (16.01 sq mi)
Shore length154.32 kilometres (33.75 mi)
Surface elevation597 metres (1,959 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Balvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-27.