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Puyhuanccocha[1][2] (possibly from Quechua puywan heart of an animal, qucha lake,[3] "heart lake") is a mountain in the Raura mountain range in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the boundary of the regions of Huánuco and Pasco.[2] Its summit reaches about 5,200 m (17,060 ft) above sea level.[1]

Puyhuanccocha is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation5,200 m (17,100 ft)
Coordinates10°28′11″S 76°43′15″W / 10.46972°S 76.72083°W / -10.46972; -76.72083Coordinates: 10°28′11″S 76°43′15″W / 10.46972°S 76.72083°W / -10.46972; -76.72083
LocationPeru, Pasco Region
Parent rangeAndes, Raura

A lake named Puyhuancocha[1] lies at the northwestern slope of the mountain at 10°27′22″S 76°44′10″W / 10.45611°S 76.73611°W / -10.45611; -76.73611.[1] It is located south of Lake Tinquicocha.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Peru 1:100 000, Yanahuanca (21-j). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  2. ^ a b "Mapa UGEL Oyon" (PDF). Mapas DRE y UGEL. ESCALE - Ministerio de Educación - Perú. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)