Lake Lauricocha

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For the lake in the Ancash Region Region, Peru, see Lawriqucha (Ancash).
Lake Lauricocha
Lake Lauricocha is located in Peru
Lake Lauricocha
Lake Lauricocha
Coordinates 10°19′00″S 76°42′00″W / 10.31667°S 76.70000°W / -10.31667; -76.70000Coordinates: 10°19′00″S 76°42′00″W / 10.31667°S 76.70000°W / -10.31667; -76.70000
Basin countries Peru
Max. length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Max. width 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Surface elevation 3,845 m (12,615 ft)

Lake Lauricocha[1][2] (possibly from Huánuco Quechua lawri bluish,[3] Quechua qucha lake, lagoon,[4] "bluish lake") is a lake in the Andes mountains of central Peru, within Huánuco Region.

Geography[edit]

The lake is located near Raura mountain range[2] and has a surface elevation of 3,845 m and has an eastern-western orientation.[1] It has 7 kilometres (4 mi) of length, 1.5 kilometres (1 mi) of width and an average depth of 75 m.[2] The lake is part of the basin of the Lauricocha River, which is one of the tributaries of the Marañon River.[5]

Ecology[edit]

Certain parts on the lake shores are covered with reeds.[2] The predominant species in the lake is the introduced trout.[2] Among the fauna present around the lake are birds like ducks, tinamous and hawks; and mammals like tarucas, vizcachas, foxes and skunks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Yanahuanca (21-j). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Laguna de Lauricocha". Inventario Turistico del Perú (in Spanish). MINCETUR. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  3. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005: Lawri - s. Hist. (etim. De un dialecto huanuqueño: azulado). Cementerio inkaico en la provincia de Chankay, Lima, Perú.
  4. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): qucha, qhucha, quchacha. - s. Laguna. Lago pequeño. qucha, qhucha. - s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  5. ^ Cardelús, Borja; Guijarro, Timoteo (2013). Cápac Ñan. El Gran Camino Inca. Aguilar. p. 191. ISBN 9789972848711.