Coipasa Lake

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Lago Coipasa
Salar de coipasa.png
Location Atahuallpa Province, Oruro Department
Coordinates 19°12′S 68°07′W / 19.200°S 68.117°W / -19.200; -68.117Coordinates: 19°12′S 68°07′W / 19.200°S 68.117°W / -19.200; -68.117
Primary inflows Río Lauca
Basin countries Bolivia
Surface area 806 km2 (311 sq mi)
Max. depth 3.5 m (11 ft)
Surface elevation 3,657 m (11,998 ft)

Lago Coipasa or Salar de Coipasa is a lake in Atahuallpa Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia. At an elevation of 3657 m, its surface area is 806 km². It's on the western part of Altiplano, 20 km north of Salar de Uyuni and south of the main road linking Oruro and Huara (Chile).[1]

Coipasa Lake is a tectonic saline lake with a depth of 3.5 metres that is surrounded by the Coipasa salt flats (Salar de Coipasa), and the volcanic cone of Wila Pukarani.

Thousands of flamingos have settled on the shores of Lake Coipasa.

Coipasa Lake

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  1. ^ "Travel map of the Andes". Nelles Map. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 

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