Yanacocha (Asunción)

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Yanacocha (possibly from in the Quechua spelling Yanaqucha; yana black, very dark, qucha lake,[1] "black lake") is a lake in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru located in the Ancash Region, Asunción Province, Chacas District.[2][3] It is situated at a height of about 4,250 metres (13,944 ft), about 470 m long and 161 m at its widest point.[4] Yanacocha lies north-west of the mountain Perlilla, north-east of the mountain Pomabamba, south-west of the lakes Huegroncocha and Runtococha and north-east of the lakes Lauricocha and Paqarisha.

Location of Yanacocha in Peru.
Location of Yanacocha in Peru.
Ancash Region
Coordinates9°16′05″S 77°21′00″W / 9.26806°S 77.35000°W / -9.26806; -77.35000Coordinates: 9°16′05″S 77°21′00″W / 9.26806°S 77.35000°W / -9.26806; -77.35000
Max. length470 m (1,540 ft)
Max. width161 m (528 ft)
Surface elevation4,250 m (13,940 ft)

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  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: yana - adj. Negro, -gra. De color muy oscuro. || Oscuro, -ra. Que carece de luz o claridad. qucha, qhucha. s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Asunción Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ andix.com Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca showing "L. Yanacocha" and the Perlilla
  4. ^ Ministerio de Agricultura, Peru, Inventario de lagunas de la Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz 2011