Suyt'uqucha (Apurímac)

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This article is about the lake in the Apurímac Region in Peru. For other uses, see Suyt'uqucha (disambiguation).
Location Apurímac Region
Coordinates 13°49′33″S 73°16′26″W / 13.82583°S 73.27389°W / -13.82583; -73.27389Coordinates: 13°49′33″S 73°16′26″W / 13.82583°S 73.27389°W / -13.82583; -73.27389
Basin countries Peru
Max. length 2.49 km (1.55 mi)
Max. width 0.8 km (0.50 mi)
Surface elevation 4,272 m (14,016 ft)

Suyt'uqucha (Quechua suyt'u, sayt'u rectanguar, qucha lake, lagoon,[1] "rectangular lake", hispanicized spelling Suytuccocha) is a lake in Peru located in the Apurímac Region, Andahuaylas Province, Andahuaylas District.[2][3] It is situated at a height of about 4,272 metres (14,016 ft), about 2.49 km long and 0.8 km at its widest point. Suyt'uqucha lies south-west of the lake Antaqucha of the San Jerónimo District.

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  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): suyt'u, SAYT'U., adj. Rectangular. Rectángulo. / Piedra rectangular: Sayt'u rumi. qucha, qhucha, quchacha. - s. Laguna. Lago pequeño. qucha, qhucha. - s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  2. ^ Map of the area showing "Laguna Suytuccocha"
  3. ^ - UGEL map of the Andahuaylas Province (Apurímac Region) "Lago Suytuccocha"