Bayano Lake

Bayano Lake
Lago Bayano.jpg
Bayano Lake is located in Panamá Province
Bayano Lake
Bayano Lake
LocationPanamá Province
Coordinates9°09′N 78°46′W / 9.15°N 78.76°W / 9.15; -78.76Coordinates: 9°09′N 78°46′W / 9.15°N 78.76°W / 9.15; -78.76
Primary inflowsBayano River
Primary outflowsBayano River
Basin countriesPanama
Surface area353 km2 (136 sq mi)[1]

Bayano Lake is a reservoir in the eastern part of Panamá Province, Panama created when the Bayano River was dammed in 1976. In terms of surface area, Lake Bayano is the second largest lake in Panama, exceeded only by Lake Gatun.

The lake and river are named after Bayano, the leader of the largest slave revolt of 16th century Panama.

The Bayano Caves are on the south side of the lake.[2]


  1. ^ Panama Hydrologic Regime
  2. ^ Friar, William. Panama. Moon Publications (2008), p. 419. ISBN 1-59880-085-X.

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