Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca

Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca is freshwater lake in Nicaragua, of tectonic origin and with an area of 8,264 km2 (3,191 sq mi), it is the largest lake in Central America the 19th largest lake in the world (by area) and the 9th largest in America, slightly smaller than lake Titicaca, with an elevation of 32.7 metres (107 ft) above sea level, the lake reaches a depth of 26 metres (85 ft). It is intermittently joined by the Tipitapa River to lake Managua.

Nicaraguans call the Lake “Lago Cocibolca” it is the nation’s largest source of freshwater. The lake has sizeable waves driven by the easterly winds blowing west to the Pacific Ocean. The lake holds Ometepe and Zapatera which are both volcanic islands, as well as the archipelago of the Solentiname Islands.

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