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(myö`sä), largest lake of Norway, 141 sq mi (365 sq km), and 1,453 ft (443 m) deep, on the Oppland-Hedmark border, SE Norway. It is fed by the Lågen River and is drained by the Vorma River into the Glåma River. The lake is the center of a fertile agricultural region; grains are the chief crops. The region is also one of the most populated areas of Norway; Hamar, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer are the principal cities on the lake.



(also Mjösen), a lake in southeastern Norway; the largest lake in the country. Its length is about 100 km, and its area is 366 sq km. Depths reach 449 m. The lake is 124 m above sea level. The Lågen River (Gudbrandsdal-lagen) is the major river flowing into the lake. The Vorma River, a tributary of the Glåma River, flows out of Lake Mjösa. The lake is navigable. The cities of Hamar, Lillehammer, and Gj0vik are situated on the lake.

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2016), where the marginal facies of massive reefs of the Mjosa Limestone are rich in Vermiporella, might indicate that the Puhmu section depicts more or less the same situation.
Phytoplankton can also be important as an initial food item for newly-hatched smelt larvae, as found in Norwegian Lake Mjosa by Naesje et al.
After a diatom bloom in Lake Mjosa in Norway, diatoms dominated in the diet of smelt in June, when external feeding began, and rotifers and juvenile copepods were consumed only randomly (Naesje et al.
Cruise through the narrow Naeroy Fjords, visiting beautiful island towns with distinctive architecture, then sail through Gudbrandsdal Valley to Lillehammer and the picturesque Lake Mjosa, the county's largest lake.
In Baltoscandia, worm borings in Ordovician brachiopods have been recorded from the Mjosa Limestone of southern Norway, although Trypanites (= Vermiforichnus) borings in brachiopods are very rare.
At Lillehammer, the river enters the long and dramatic lake Mjosa, so the place is a key one in the development of the inner part of the country, the more so because the valley sides provide some of the best agricultural land in Norway.
The novel takes its title from a legend found in the medieval manuscript Hamarkroniken, according to which there used to be a sea serpent in Lake Mjosa, on the shores of which Hamar is located.
In the summer, we swim or water-ski on Mjosa, the largest lake in Norway.
The trans-Atlantic correlation of this excursion is consistent with the fact that in the Mjosa region of Norway, it is associated with a conodont fauna strikingly similar to that present around the GICE interval in Kentucky (Bergstrom et al.
Xylabion helgoeyense (Nikolaisen, 1961) from the Mjosa Limestone, Helgoya, Oslo Region, closely resembles sexermis and probably represents a junior synonym.