Kjelvatnet (Fauske)

Kjelvatnet (Norwegian) or Giebbnejávrre or Giebnejávri (Lule Sami) is a lake in Fauske Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 3.85-square-kilometre (1.49 sq mi) lake lies about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of the village of Sulitjelma near the border with Junkerdal National Park. Water flows into the lake from the large lake Balvatnet (in Saltdal Municipality) and it flows out of the lake to the north along the Balmi River to the lake Langvatnet.[1]

Kjelvatnet  (Norwegian)
Giebbnejávrre  (Lule Sami)
Giebnejávri  (Lule Sami)
Kjelvatnet is located in Nordland
Location of the lake
Kjelvatnet is located in Norway
Kjelvatnet (Norway)
LocationFauske, Nordland
Coordinates67°03′52″N 16°01′47″E / 67.0645°N 16.0296°E / 67.0645; 16.0296Coordinates: 67°03′52″N 16°01′47″E / 67.0645°N 16.0296°E / 67.0645; 16.0296
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)
Max. width2 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Surface area3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Shore length116.23 kilometres (10.08 mi)
Surface elevation510 metres (1,670 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kjelvatnet – i Fauske" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-04-02.