Alliqucha

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Alliqucha
Laguna Allicocha.jpg
Alliqucha
Location Peru
Ancash Region
Coordinates 9°15′03″S 77°27′33″W / 9.25083°S 77.45917°W / -9.25083; -77.45917Coordinates: 9°15′03″S 77°27′33″W / 9.25083°S 77.45917°W / -9.25083; -77.45917[1]
Max. length 204 m (669 ft)
Max. width 113 m (371 ft)
Surface elevation 4,474 m (14,678 ft)

Alliqucha (Quechua alli good, sane, qucha lake,[2] "good lake" or "sane lake", hispanicized spelling Allicocha) is a lake in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru located in the Ancash Region, Asunción Province, Chacas District.[3] It is situated at a height of 4,474 metres (14,678 ft), 204 m long and 113 m at its widest point.[4] Alliqucha lies southwest of the mountain Qupa.

The shore of the lake is covered with ichhu (stipa ichu), qiwuña (polylepis sp), shunqu shunqu (stangea erikae), kuñaq or botoncillo (werneria dactylophylla), lliqllish qura (werneria nubigena), inka waraqu (opuntia flocossa), rima rima (krapfia weberbaueri) and tawlli machu (lupinus weberbaueri).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ign.gob.pe IGN, Peru, Lagunas con nombre: Allicocha
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: alli - adj. Bueno, sano. qucha, qhucha, quchacha. - s. Laguna. Lago pequeño. qucha, qhucha. - s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Asunción Province (Ancash Region) showing "Lago Allicocha"
  4. ^ Ministerio de Agricultura, Peru, Inventario de lagunas de la Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz 2011
  5. ^ mincetur.gob.pe