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Lake Petén Itzá - Guatemala
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 16° 59.900 W 089° 43.659
16Q E 209565 N 1881392
Quick Description: This is the second largest lake in Guatemala.
Location: Guatemala
Date Posted: 3/22/2018 10:59:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMXZFA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Lake Petén Itzá (Lago Petén Itzá, Spanish pronunciation: ['la?o pe'ten i'tsa]) is a lake in the northern Petén Department in Guatemala. It is the second largest lake in Guatemala, after the Izabal Lake. It is located around 16°59'0?N 89°48'0?W. It has an area of 99 km² some 32 km. long and 5 km wide. Its maximum depth is 160 m. The lake area presents high levels of migration, due to the existence of natural resources such as wood, chewing gum, oil, and agricultural and pasture activities. Because of its archaeological richness, around 150,000 tourists pass through this region yearly. The city of Flores, the capital of El Petén, lies on an island near its southern shore.

Several streams flow into Lake Petén Itzá, but it has no surface outflow. Although it loses water mostly by evaporation, it is not a salt lake."
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