Mjøsa myö´sä [key], 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.

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