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Yaxhá Lake is a Guatemalan lake situated in the northern department of El Petén.

Yaxhá Lake
Location El Petén
Coordinates 17°04′N 89°24′W / 17.067°N 89.400°W / 17.067; -89.400 (Laguna Yaxhá)Coordinates: 17°04′N 89°24′W / 17.067°N 89.400°W / 17.067; -89.400 (Laguna Yaxhá)
Type limestone lake
Basin countries Guatemala
Surface area 15 km2 (5.8 sq mi)[1]
Max. depth 27 m (89 ft)
Surface elevation 158 m (518 ft)
References [1]
View of Yaxhá Lake from the Maya ruins of Yaxhá.

The ancient Maya City of Yaxhá was built on the shores of Yaxhá Lake, and the Maya ruins of Topoxté occupy a group of small islands at the western end of the lake.


  1. ^ a b "Yaxhá". Birding in Guatemala. Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 

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