Llanganuco Lakes

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For the lake in the Ayacucho Region, Peru, see Urqunqucha. For other uses, see Urququcha.
Llanganuco Lakes
Llanganuco ancash.jpg
Location Peru
Ancash Region
Coordinates 9°04′03″S 77°38′17″W / 9.06750°S 77.63806°W / -9.06750; -77.63806Coordinates: 9°04′03″S 77°38′17″W / 9.06750°S 77.63806°W / -9.06750; -77.63806
Surface elevation 3,850 m (12,630 ft)

The Llanganuco[1][2] Lakes (Llankanuku[3] in Quechua language), Chinancocha and Orconcocha, are situated in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. They are located in Ancash Region, Yungay Province, Yungay District, about 25 km north-east of Yungay.[4][2] The lakes are part of Huascarán National Park.

Chinancocha[edit]

The Llanganuco lakes as seen from a mountaintop east of the lakes. The lake further west is Chinancocha.

Lake Chinancocha,[5] (possibly from Quechua china female, -n a suffix, qucha lake,[6] "female lake") lies at an altitude of 3,850 metres (12,631 ft).[5] It is situated southwest of Lake Orconcocha.

Orconcocha[edit]

Lake Orconcocha[5] (possibly from Quechua urqu male / mountain,[7] "male lake") lies about 1 km away from Chinancocha at the end of the Llanganuco valley.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Carhuás (19-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  2. ^ a b pirineos3000.com Map of the area showing "Chinancocha" and "Orgoncocha"
  3. ^ According to Francisco Calderón Quillatupa "Diccionario ideológico runasimi" (2009) it derives from the Quechua words llanka 'fine color' and uku inside, depth.
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Tarma Province (Ancash Region)
  5. ^ a b c d "Laguna de Llanganuco". Inventario Turistico del Peru (in Spanish). MINCETUR. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: china - adj. y s. Hembra. Animal del sexo femenino. qucha, qhucha. s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  7. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: urqu - s. Cerro. urqu, s. y adj. Macho. Ser del sexo masculino