Nordenskjöld Lake

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Nordenskjöld Lake
LocationMagallanes Region
Coordinates51°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 inflowsPaine River
Primary outflowsPaine River
Basin countriesChile
Max. length15 km (9.3 mi)[2]
Surface area28 km2 (11 sq mi)[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