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Category: Lakes, Local time: 11:00:02, Altitude: 2235m

Xochimilco Lake, also known as the Venice of Mexico , is a drainless lake in Mexico . The Xochimilco Lake was signed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

About the Xochimilco Lake

Xochimilco Lake is located in the Valley of Mexico about 25 km from the historic center of Mexico City . The Xochimilco Lake was a originally part of the five lakes connected by channels -other lakes were named Xaltocan, Zumpago, Chalco and Texcoco. The lakes’ surrounding is inhabited by members of many central-American cultures, including the Teotihuacans, the Toltecs and the Aztecs. The lake area had been used for agriculture – although the lake itself is partly salty - there are many freshwater wetlands and springs on which so-called chinampas fields and floating gardens were built. The lakes’ surrounding is inhabited by members of many central-American cultures, including the Teotihuacans, the Toltecs and the Aztecs. The area of the Xochimilco Lake is divided into two parts, the historic area where survived parts of the irrigation canals and agricultural fields can be observed; and the ecological park, which is a part of a government project for saving the lake. Xochimilco Lake is known as the only place where Mexican axolotl or so-called water dragon still lives


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GPS: 19.2904, -99.0981
Altitude: 2235 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 10:07:17 AM

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Cities around

Mexico City (16km)Oaxtepec (44km)Malinalco (57km)Cocoyoc (47km)San Juan Teotihuacan (53km)

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