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Mjosa

General Information

Description Mjosa is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and is the largest lake in Norway.
Country Norway
Latitude 60° 42' 51" (60.7142)
Longitude 11° 2' 55" (11.0486)

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 56.20 km3
Surface Area 368.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 153.0 m
Maximum depth: 449.0 m
Age 0 - 10,000 years before present
Origin Glacial
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural
Catchment Catchment size: 16,420.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 45:1

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities Lillehammer and Hamar

Watershed Management

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Biodiversity Conservation

Description
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Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

ILEC Database

Additional Data Sources

International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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