Lake and Parinacota Volcano
|Location||Arica y Parinacota Region, Chile|
|Primary inflows||Chungará, Sopocalane|
|Surface area||21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)|
|Average depth||33 m (108 ft)|
|Surface elevation||4,517 m (14,820 ft)|
Lake Chungará (from Aymara: chunkara "moss on the stone") is a lake in the extreme north of Chile, in the Altiplano of the Arica y Parinacota region. It is the 29th highest lake in the world (and the 10th highest in South America).
The lake is near the volcanos Parinacota (6,342 m [20,807 ft]) and Pomerape (6,222 m [20,413 ft]). It is part of the Lauca National Park, in the Putre comuna. The lake is at about 54 km (34 mi) to the east of the town of Putre and about 9 km (5.6 mi) to the west of the border with Bolivia.
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