Nordenskjöld Lake

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Nordenskjöld Lake
Location Magallanes Region
Coordinates 51°02′S 73°00′W / 51.033°S 73.000°W / -51.033; -73.000Coordinates: 51°02′S 73°00′W / 51.033°S 73.000°W / -51.033; -73.000[1]
Primary inflows Paine River
Primary outflows Paine River
Basin countries Chile
Max. length 15 km (9.3 mi)[2]
Surface area 28 km2 (11 sq mi)[2]
References [1][2]

The Nordenskjöld (Spanish: Lago Nordenskjöld or Lago Nordenskiöld) is a lake located in Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region, southern Chile. The lake is named after the Swede Otto Nordenskiöld who discovered the lake in the beginning of the 20th century. The outfall of Nordenskjöld Lake consists of a waterfall known as Salto Grande. At this western end of the lake on the southern side is an abundance of wildlife including wild grazing guanaco.[3]

Nordenskjöld Lake, in the Torres del Paine National Park

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  1. ^ a b Earth Info. 2002
  2. ^ a b c Gobierno de Chile. 2004
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008