Laguna Verde (lake of Chile)

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Laguna Verde
Incahuasi and el fraile plus laguna verde chile.jpg
Laguna Verde in front of volcanoes Incahuasi (most left) and El Fraile (right beside)
Coordinates26°53′S 68°28′W / 26.883°S 68.467°W / -26.883; -68.467Coordinates: 26°53′S 68°28′W / 26.883°S 68.467°W / -26.883; -68.467[1]
Catchment area1,075 km2 (415 sq mi)[2]
Basin countriesChile
Surface area15 km2 (5.8 sq mi)[2]
Surface elevation14,200 feet (4,328 m)[3]

Laguna Verde (Spanish for "green lake" or "green lagoon") is a salt lake in the Andes Mountains of Chile. It lies in the Atacama Region (third region), near San Francisco Pass. The stratovolcano Ojos del Salado, on the border with Argentina, marks the south border of its basin.[2]

High mountains surround the lake. Among them are El Muerto, Incahuasi, Falso Azufre, Peña Blanca, Barrancas Blancas, El Ermitaño, Vicuñas and the already mentioned Ojos del Salado, the highest active volcano in the world.

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  1. ^ a b Earth Info, webpage: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2007-04-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link).
  2. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) IRD en Chile: Laguna Verde Archived 2006-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Ojos del Salado, Chile. Climber.Org Trip Report.

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