Sarmiento Lake

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Sarmiento Lake
Lago Sarmiento.jpg
LocationMagallanes Region
Coordinates51°03′S 72°45′W / 51.050°S 72.750°W / -51.050; -72.750Coordinates: 51°03′S 72°45′W / 51.050°S 72.750°W / -51.050; -72.750[1]
Basin countriesChile
Max. length23 km (14 mi)[2]
Max. width6 km (3.7 mi)[2]
Surface area90 km2 (35 sq mi)[3]
Max. depth315 m (1,033 ft)[2]

Sarmiento Lake is a lake located in Torres del Paine National Park, in the Magallanes Region of southern Chile. It is named after Spanish explorer Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and gives its name to one of the areas in the National Park Torres del Paine. Its edge is marked by extensive calcium carbonate "Thrombolites" deposits, possibly from hydrothermal activity in the lake.

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  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2005-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Destino atractivo" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  3. ^ a b "Cuenca del río Serrano" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-07.

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