Lake Carhuacocha (Jesús-Queropalca)

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Lake Carhuacocha (possibly from Quechua qarwa leaf worm, larva of a beetle; pale, yellowish, golden,[1] qucha lake,[2]) is a lake in Peru located in the Huanuco Region, Lauricocha Province, on the border of the districts of Jesús and Queropalca.[3] It lies on the east side of the Huayhuash mountain range. The lake is about 1.5 km long and 0.44 km at its widest point.[citation needed]

Lake Carhuacocha
Cordillera Huayuash 02552.JPG
The northeastern side of the Huayhuash range as seen from Lake Carhuacocha
LocationHuanuco Region
Coordinates10°14′39″S 76°51′56″W / 10.24417°S 76.86556°W / -10.24417; -76.86556Coordinates: 10°14′39″S 76°51′56″W / 10.24417°S 76.86556°W / -10.24417; -76.86556
Basin countriesPeru
Max. length1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Max. width0.44 km (0.27 mi)
Surface elevation4,150 m (13,620 ft)
Carhuacocha (on the top in the center) in the east of the Huayhuash mountain range as seen from the air (NASA image)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Map of the area