Lake Marcacocha

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Lake Marcacocha
Location Peru
Junín Region
Coordinates 11°22′15″S 76°20′42″W / 11.37083°S 76.34500°W / -11.37083; -76.34500Coordinates: 11°22′15″S 76°20′42″W / 11.37083°S 76.34500°W / -11.37083; -76.34500
Max. length 2.79 km (1.73 mi)
Max. width 1.28 km (0.80 mi)
Surface elevation 4,544 m (14,908 ft)

Lake Markacocha[1] (possibly from Quechua marka village, qucha lake)[2] is a lake in Peru located in the Junín Region, Yauli Province, Marcapomacocha District.[3] It is situated at a height of about 4,544 metres (14,908 ft), about 2.79 km long and 1.28 km at its widest point.[citation needed] Lake Marcacocha lies north of Lake Marcapomacocha and southwest of Mount Mishipañahuin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Ondores (23-k). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: marka - s. Pueblo o aldea. qucha, qhucha. s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  3. ^ - Map of Yauli Province (Junin Region)