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Buenos Aires (General Carrera, Lago)

General Information

Description This lake shares borders with both Argentina and Chile, going by different names when referred to by each.
Country Argentina
Latitude -46° 30' 0" (-46.5000)
Longitude -71° 30' 0" (-71.5000)

Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 2,000.00 km2
Origin Glacial
Type Permanent


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Species of Concern

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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