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About Lago Peten Itza



Lake Petén Itzá (Lago Petén Itzá) is a lake in the northern Petén Department inGuatemala. It is the second largest lake in Guatemala, the Izabal Lake being the largest. 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