Coipasa Lake

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Lago Coipasa or Salar de Coipasa is a lake in Sabaya Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia. At an elevation of 3657 m, its surface area is 806 km². It is on the western part of Altiplano, 20 km north of Salar de Uyuni and south of the main road linking Oruro and Huara (Chile).[1]

Lago Coipasa
Salar de coipasa.png
LocationSabaya Province, Oruro Department
Coordinates19°12′S 68°07′W / 19.200°S 68.117°W / -19.200; -68.117Coordinates: 19°12′S 68°07′W / 19.200°S 68.117°W / -19.200; -68.117
Primary inflowsRío Lauca
Basin countriesBolivia
Surface area806 km2 (311 sq mi)
Max. depth3.5 m (11 ft)
Surface elevation3,657 m (11,998 ft)

Lake Coipasa is a tectonic[clarification needed] saline lake with a depth of 3.5 metres that is surrounded by the Coipasa salt flat (Salar de Coipasa), and the volcanic cone of Wila Pukarani.

Thousands of flamingos have settled on the shores of Lake Coipasa.

Coipasa Lake

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  1. ^ "Travel map of the Andes". Nelles Map. Archived from the original on 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2010-12-10.

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