Laguna Blanca (Bolivia)

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Laguna Blanca
Location Sur Lípez Province, Potosí Department
Coordinates 22°48′00″S 67°47′38″W / 22.800°S 67.794°W / -22.800; -67.794Coordinates: 22°48′00″S 67°47′38″W / 22.800°S 67.794°W / -22.800; -67.794
Basin countries Bolivia
Surface area 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Surface elevation 4,350 m (14,270 ft)
Laguna Blanca with Cerro Laguna Verde in the background

Laguna Blanca is a salt lake in an endorheic basin, in the Sur Lípez Province of the Potosí Department, Bolivia. It is near the Licancabur volcano.


The lake is at an elevation of 4,350 metres (14,270 ft) on the Altiplano. Its surface area is 10.9 km². The lake is 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) long and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) wide.

The characteristic white colour of the water, that gave the lake its name, is caused by the high amount of minerals suspended in it.

Only a narrow corridor separates Laguna Blanca from the smaller Laguna Verde. Both are within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve

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