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Espeland Falls[1][2][3] (Norwegian: Espelandsfossen) is a 75-metre (246 ft) tall waterfall located in the Espeland Valley[4] (Norwegian: Espelandsdalen) in the municipality of Granvin in Hordaland county, Norway. The falls are located just above large Lake Espeland[5][6] (Norwegian: Espelandsvatnet), near the border of Granvin and neighboring municipality of Ulvik.[7]

Espeland Falls
LocationGranvin, Norway
Coordinates60°35′53″N 6°49′20″E / 60.5981°N 6.8221°E / 60.5981; 6.8221Coordinates: 60°35′53″N 6°49′20″E / 60.5981°N 6.8221°E / 60.5981; 6.8221
TypeTiered Horsetail
Elevation415 metres (1,362 ft)
Total height75 metres (246 ft)
Number of drops2
Average width24 metres (79 ft)

Due to an urban legend, Espeland Falls is sometimes erroneously claimed to be 2,307 feet (703 m) tall. One theory is that the erroneous information may have originated from a misunderstanding of the concept Meters of Head in relation to the development of the Espeland River (Norwegian: Espelandselvi) for hydropower. Another theory is that there may have been a mixup with Skrikjofossen in Lofthus, Ullensvang, a 455 m waterfall located about 60 km south of Espeland Falls.

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  1. ^ General Studies Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary Examinations. 2015. New Delhi: McGraw Hill, p. 60.
  2. ^ Braekstad, H. L. 1896. The Right Way to See Norway. The English Illustrated Magazine, p. 467.
  3. ^ Janus: The history of Janus.
  4. ^ Langåker, Margrete Øie. 2014. Joberget Tunnel – Analysis of Stability and Support Design for Tunneling in Soil. Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, p. 8.
  5. ^ Gullick, C. F. W. R., & E. A. Aste. 1943. Norway, vol. 2. London: Naval Intelligence Division, p. 204.
  6. ^ Thomas Cook Ltd. 1901. Cook's Handbook to Norway: With the Principal Routes to Sweden and Denmark. London: T. Cook & Son, p. 73.
  7. ^ "World Waterfall Database". Retrieved 2014-05-20.