Yaxhá lake

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Yaxhá Lake
Location El Petén
Coordinates 17°04′N 89°24′W / 17.067°N 89.400°W / 17.067; -89.400 (Laguna Yaxhá)Coordinates: 17°04′N 89°24′W / 17.067°N 89.400°W / 17.067; -89.400 (Laguna Yaxhá)
Type limestone lake
Basin countries Guatemala
Surface area 15 km²[1]
Max. depth 27 m
Surface elevation 158 m
References [1]

Yaxhá Lake is a Guatemalan lake situated in the northern department of El Petén.

The ancient Maya City of Yaxhá was built on the shores of Laguna Yaxhá, and the Maya ruins of Topoxté occupy a group of small islands at the western end of the lake.

View of Laguna Yaxhá from the Maya ruins of Yaxhá.


  1. ^ a b "Birding in Guatemala". Retrieved 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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