Huachucocha (Ancash)

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Huachucocha or Huachococha (possibly from Quechua wachu furrow slice, ridge turned up by the plough between two furrows / row, qucha lake)[2] is a lake in Peru east of the Cordillera Blanca at a mountain of the same name. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald Province, San Luis District.[3]

Laguna Huachucocha.jpg
Huachucocha as seen from the east
Huachucocha is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Ancash Region
Coordinates9°10′03″S 77°14′07″W / 9.16750°S 77.23528°W / -9.16750; -77.23528Coordinates: 9°10′03″S 77°14′07″W / 9.16750°S 77.23528°W / -9.16750; -77.23528[1]
Basin countriesPeru

The mountain named Huachucocha lies north of the lake at 9°09′41″S 77°13′58″W / 9.16139°S 77.23278°W / -9.16139; -77.23278. It reaches a height of about 4,400 m (14,436 ft) above sea level.[3]

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  1. ^ Archived 2013-06-24 at IGN, Peru
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ a b - UGEL map of the Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald Province (Ancash Region)