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Argentino (Argentina)

General Information

Country Argentina
Latitude -50° 13' 0" (-50.2167)
Longitude -72° 25' 0" (-72.4167)


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Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 1,466.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 150.0 m
Maximum depth: 500.0 m
Origin Glacial
Type Fresh
Catchment Catchment size: 5,000.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 3:1


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description Portions of the lake are in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. It was also declared a "Patrimonio Mundial Natural (UNESCO) in 1981.
Designations National Designation
Species of Concern



ILEC Database

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.
Databook of Lakes and Reservoirs of Argentina. Argentine Institute for Water Resources & National Institute for Water Science and Technology -Secretariat of Natural Resources and Human Environment, Presidency of Nation.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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