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Llanquihue Lake
The lake as seen from Osorno volcano with Calbuco visible on the left
Llanquihue Lake is located in Chile
Llanquihue Lake
Llanquihue Lake
Coordinates41°08′S 72°47′W / 41.133°S 72.783°W / -41.133; -72.783
Primary outflowsMaullín River
Catchment area1,435 km2 (554 sq mi)
Basin countriesChile
Surface area860 km2 (330 sq mi)
Average depth183.7 m (603 ft)
Max. depth317 m (1,040 ft)
Water volume158 km3 (38 cu mi)
Shore length1197 km (122 mi)
Surface elevation70 m (230 ft)
Frozennever
SettlementsPuerto Varas, Llanquihue, Frutillar, Puerto Octay, Las Cascadas
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Llanquihue Lake[1] is the second-largest lake in Chile with an area of about 860 square kilometres (330 sq mi), after Lake General Carrera which is shared with Argentina. It is situated in the southern Los Lagos Region in the Llanquihue and Osorno provinces. The lake's fan-like form was created by successive piedmont glaciers during the Quaternary glaciations. The last glacial period is called Llanquihue glaciation in Chile after the terminal moraine systems around the lake.[2]

Some historians consider Llanquihue Lake to have been within the range of ancient Chono nomadism.[3]

Llanquihue Lake is located in southern Chile a territory of northern Patagonia in the Los Lagos Region. The lake's views of Volcán Osorno make the surrounding cities such as Puerto Varas tourism hotspots.

  1. ^ "Llanquihue Lake". chile.travel. Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism. Archived from the original on May 19, 2023. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  2. ^ Patagonia Chilena ISBN 978-956-310-774-6[page needed]
  3. ^ "Poblaciones costeras de Chile: marcadores genéticos en cuatro localidades". Revista médica de Chile. 1998. doi:10.4067/S0034-98871998000700002.

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