Jatun Pucacocha

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Jatun Pucacocha
Location Peru
Cusco Region
Coordinates 13°48′40″S 71°16′12″W / 13.81111°S 71.27000°W / -13.81111; -71.27000Coordinates: 13°48′40″S 71°16′12″W / 13.81111°S 71.27000°W / -13.81111; -71.27000
Max. length 0.9 km (0.56 mi)
Max. width 0.58 km (0.36 mi)

Jatun Pucacocha (possibly from Quechua hatun (in Bolivia always jatun) big / superior / principal, puka red,[1] qucha lake,[2] "big red lake") is a lake in Peru located in the Cusco Region, Quispicanchi Province, Ocongate District.[3] It is about 0.9 km long and 0.58 km at its widest point. Jatun Pucacocha lies southwest of the mountain Ausangate of the Vilcanota mountain range, between the lakes Uchuy Pucacocha ("little red lake") in the northwest and Pucacocha in the southeast.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005: hatun - adj. Grande, extenso, inmenso || Superior || Principal || alto. puka - adj. Color rojo, rojo encarnado o colorado.
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: qucha, qhucha. - s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Quispicanchi Province 1 (Cusco Region) showing "Lago Jatun Pucacocha"