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Yanacocha (Urubamba)

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Max. length  240 m (790 ft)
Surface elevation  3,951 m
Length  240 m
Average depth  14 m (46 ft)
Mean depth  14 m
Location  Peru Cusco Region, Urubamba Province

Yanacocha (possibly from Quechua yana black, very dark, qucha lake, lagoon, "black lake") is a lake in Peru located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Huaylllabamba District. It is about 14 m (46 ft) deep and 240 m (790 ft) long and it is situated at a height of about 3,951 metres (12,963 ft). Yanacocha as well as the nearby lakes named Chaquicocha and Kellococha (Quechua for "yellow lake") is known for its woods of polylepis. It is situated high up on the mountain named Chaquicocha.

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Yanacocha (Urubamba) Wikipedia


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