History of Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán (Spanish: Lago de Atitlán) is a lake in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range. The word Atitlán means “at the water” in Nahuatl. It lies in a spectacular setting in the central highlands at about 5,128 feet (1,563 metres) above sea level. The lake, 1,049 feet (320 metres) deep, is 19 km long and 10 km wide, with an area of 127.7 square km. The lake…

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