Llanquihue Lake

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Lake Llanquihue
Lago Llanquihue 160.jpg
The lake as seen from Osorno volcano with Calbuco visible on the left
Coordinates 41°08′S 72°47′W / 41.133°S 72.783°W / -41.133; -72.783Coordinates: 41°08′S 72°47′W / 41.133°S 72.783°W / -41.133; -72.783
Primary outflows Maullín River
Basin countries Chile
Surface area 860 km2 (330 sq mi)
Max. depth 317 m (1,040 ft)
Surface elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Settlements Puerto Varas, Llanquihue, Frutillar, Puerto Octay

Lake Llanquihue is the second largest lake in Chile with an area of about 860 square kilometres (330 sq mi). It is situated in the southern Los Lagos Region in the Llanquihue and Osorno provinces. The lake's fan-like form was created by successive piedmont glaciers during the Quaternary glaciations. The last glacial period is called Llanquihue glaciation in Chile after the terminal moraine systems around the lake.[1]

Lake Llanquihue is located in southern Chile a territory of northern Patagonia in the Los Lagos Region. The lake's views of Volcán Osorno make the surrounding cities such as Puerto Varas tourism hotspots.



  1. ^ Patagonia Chilena ISBN 978-956-310-774-6[page needed]

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