Ichikqucha

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Ichikqucha
Location Peru
Ancash Region

Ichikqucha (Ancash Quechua ichik small, little, few,[1] Quechua qucha lake, "little lake", hispanicized spellings Ichiccocha, Ichiqcocha) is a little lake in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru located in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Santa Cruz District.[2][3][4] It lies in the Santa Cruz gorge, between the mountains Pumapampa in the north and Qaras in the south, southwest of the larger lake Hatunqucha.

The little river Yuraqmayu flows along the lake. It is a right tributary of the Santa River.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Vocabulario comparativo quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino -- castellano - English (pdf)
  2. ^ andix.com Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca showing "L. Ichiqcocha"
  3. ^ pleinenature.free.fr Detailed map of the area showing "L. Ichiccocha"
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region) showing Ichikqucha labelled "Lago Chica"