Calafquén Lake

Calafquén Lake (Mapudungun: Lake like a sea) is a lake of Chile, which straddles the border between the La Araucanía Region and Los Ríos Region. It is one of the Seven Lakes and forms part of the drainage basin of the Valdivia River.

Calafquén Lake
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Location of Calafquén Lake in Chile.
Location of Calafquén Lake in Chile.
Calafquén Lake
Coordinates39°31′12″S 72°08′50″W / 39.52000°S 72.14722°W / -39.52000; -72.14722Coordinates: 39°31′12″S 72°08′50″W / 39.52000°S 72.14722°W / -39.52000; -72.14722
TypeGlacial, moraine-damed
Primary inflowsLlancahue River
Primary outflowsPullinque River
Basin countriesChile
Max. length25 km (16 mi)
Max. width7.7 km (4.8 mi)
Surface area120.6 km2 (46.6 sq mi)
Max. depth207 m (679 ft)
Surface elevation209 m (686 ft)
SettlementsCoñaripe, Calafquén, Licán Ray

The Villarrica Volcano is situated in the vicinity, north of the lake.


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