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  Lake Titicaca
Titicaca is fed by rainfall and meltwater from glaciers on the sierras that abut the Altiplano.
Titicaca is notable for a population of people who live on the Uros, a group of about 43 artificial islands made of floating reeds.
The partly-salt Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is the only body of water in South America bigger than Titicaca, at about 13,000 square kilometres, but some say it should be classified as a sea because it is connected to the ocean.
www.wikipediaondvd.com /nav/art/a/n/7.html   (737 words)

 Lake Titicaca - Crystalinks
Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels, lying at 12,500 feet (3,810 m) above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, astride the border between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.
The lake averages between 460 and 600 feet (140 and 180 m) in depth, but the bottom tilts sharply toward the Bolivian shore, reaching its greatest recorded depth of 920 feet (280 m) off Isla Soto in the lake's northeast corner.
On Titicaca Island ruins of a temple mark the spot where, according to the tradition of the Incas (a Quechuan people of Peru who established an empire about 1100), the legendary founders of the Inca dynasty, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, were sent down to Earth by the Sun.
www.crystalinks.com /laketiticaca.html   (1774 words)

  Geotimes - December 2001 - Lake Titicaca
One of our primary motivations for studying Lake Titicaca was that, because it is the largest lake in South America by volume, we presumed it held a long and continuous record of the paleoclimatic history of this part of South America and the neighboring Amazon basin.
Lake Titicaca is known to many people as the highest lake in the world, which it is not - that distinction is now said to belong to a small crater lake situated atop a lofty volcanic peak, Licancabur, some 500 kilometers further south.
Lake Titicaca is in the northern portion of the Altiplano (Fig.
www.agiweb.org /geotimes/dec01/feature_titicaca.html   (2284 words)

 Rumbos Online: Lago Titicaca: Vision of Gods
To Titicaca we attribute the origins of the Andean civilizations, because from the myth or the reality (the couple Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo emerging from the waters) stretch different historical developments, reaching their high point in the domain of the Incas.
The perception that the Andean world is born out of Lake Titicaca comes from the cultures that developed on the altiplano and their contribution to the growth of other civilizations.
Titicaca is a source of nourishment for society and culture, and those who visit it cannot but feel that they are facing a sacred giant, a thing of deep waters in a high place.
www.rumbosonline.com /articles/10-06-destinotiticaca.htm   (898 words)

 Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca Facts, Lake Titicaca Hotels, Lake Titicaca Map
Lake Titicaca is set in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of around 12,500 feet, and as such, earns the title of highest navigable lake in the world.
Lake Titicaca is a most sacred place when it comes to Inca religion and mythology, as it was here that the first Inca king, Manco Capac, was born by the sun god, Inti.
The average depth of Lake Titicaca is 350 feet, and perhaps due to the coverage of the surrounding snow-covered peaks, the lake’s waters are generally quite calm.
www.destination360.com /peru/lake-titicaca.php   (938 words)

 Lake Titicaca, Bolivia Tours, Islas del Sol, Crillon Tours, Lake Titicaca Hotels
Lake Titicaca, the second largest lake in South America, is a highlight of any Bolivia Tour.
Lake Titicaca Hotels are plentiful, with many conveniently situated in Copacabana, on the southern shores of the lake.
This impossibly deep lake is roughly the shape of a puma, an animal that is sacred to the Inca.
www.destination360.com /south-america/bolivia/lake-titicaca.php   (630 words)

 Lake Titicaca - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world's large lakes.
Titicaca is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth, and is thought to be there million years old.
Lake Titicaca sits 3 810 m above sea level and is situated between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.
whc.unesco.org /en/tentativelists/5080   (1153 words)

 Lake Titicaca visitors guide and guide to crossing the Peru / Bolivia border
Lake Titicaca lies on the border of Peru and Bolivia, and is popular with travellers as a good stop off point when travelling between the two countries.
Lake Titicaca is on the well-beaten path for travellers in Peru and Bolivia, and is certainly worth a visit.
Lake Titicaca is well known as the highest navigable lake in the world (large enough to be navigable to large vessels) High on the altiplano at an altitude of 3800m (around 12,000) and it covers over 8,000 sq km.
www.myworldsouthamerica.com /lake-titicaca.html   (1123 words)

 Gate of the Sun - Peru - Puno and Lake Titicaca Tour
The city of Puno is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, and its climate is cold and semi-dry.
This lake is very important in Andean mythology since, according to legend, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, children of the sun god (Inti) and founders of the Inca Empire, emerged from its waters.
On the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, there are several islands; the natural islands include Amantani, Taquile, Soto, and Anapia, and the artificial islands are the ones that the Uros people have built, each one offering different attractions.
www.gateofthesun.com /Puno/index.htm   (1187 words)

 Peru - Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, at 3,808 mt, approximately 8,100 sq.kms.
At 12,500 feet altitude, Puno sits on the shores of the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, from the depths of which the first Inca is supposed to have arisen and struck out to found the center of the empire.
It is also worthy of note that during the colonial years, the western shore of Lake Titicaca constituted an important means of communication between Lima and Cusco to Potosi, the great silver producing center during the Peruvian vice-regal period.
www.travelvantage.com /per_lak.html   (494 words)

 Lake Titicaca study sheds new light on global climate change : 1/01
Sediment samples recently taken from the lake bottom indicate that water levels have dramatically risen and fallen during the past 25,000 years because of extreme climate changes.
"Titicaca is the only large and deep freshwater lake in South America, and in deeper portions of the lake, sediment has accumulated continuously for at least the past 25,000 years," they add.
Baker, Dunbar and their colleagues were able to reconstruct a history of precipitation in the Altiplano by determining how water levels in Lake Titicaca changed during the last 25,000 years.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/january31/titicaca-131.html   (1015 words)

 Lake Titicaca
The Sacred Lake of the Incas, with its unusual deep blue color and a fascinating view of the Andes, is the birthplace of many ancient civilizations.
Lake Titikaka, is one of the most enigmatic places in the world, is the highest navigable lake, it combines beautiful sights, culture and history.
Mandatory complements of the Lake Titicaca are the ruins of Tiwanacu.
www.amazonadventures.com /titicaca.htm   (1793 words)

 Lake Titicaca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Titicaca is fed by rainfall and meltwater from glaciers on the sierras that abut the Altiplano.
Titicaca is notable for a population of people who live on the Uros, a group of about 43 artificial islands made of floating reeds.
Titicaca is the lake that Cornholio, alter-ego of Beavis of MTV's animated series Beavis and Butt-head, claims to come from, although he believes the lake is located in Nicaragua.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lake_Titicaca   (816 words)

 Peru Titicaca Lake
The waters of the lake unite a total of 36 islands, being within the Peruvian territory, the largest islands are Uros, Taquile and Amanti.
In 1978 the Titicaca Lake reserve was created, with the purpose of conserving it wild flora and fauna as well as the beauty of its landscapes.
It is one of the most beautiful islands of the lakes, since its decoration of vines or climbing plants and cultural vestiges, invite the visitor to impregnate themselves with one of the most important pre-Colombian cultures of America.
peru.gotolatin.com /Html/PeruTiticaca/Titicaca.asp   (1011 words)

 Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The significant input sources are precipitation onto the lake; runoff carried by streams and channels from the lake's catchment area; groundwater channels and aquifers; and artificial sources from outside the catchment area.
The material at the bottom of a lake or lake bed may be composed of a wide variety of materials, including inorganics such as silt or sand sediments, and organic material such as decaying plant or animal matter.
A lake may be infilled with deposited sediment, and gradually, the lake becomes a wetland, such as a swamp or marsh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lake   (3376 words)

 Lake Titicaca, Peru
The lake is steeped in legend and has been inhabited throughout the centuries by ancient cultures.
The Islas Flotantes, the famous Floating Islands, are one of the main attractions of Lake Titicaca.
Although farming is the traditional livelihood throughout the Andes in Peru, Lake Titicaca adds a unique element, harvesting reeds from the lake.
www.planetware.com /peru/lake-titicaca-per-pu-lt.htm   (279 words)

 Photo essay: Lago Titicaca (Bolivia and Perú)
Lake Titicaca, in the Central Andes, is the world’s highest navigable freshwater lake, at 3810 m above sea level, shared between Peru and Bolivia.
The wetland is a permanent freshwater lake, with associated marshes and extensive areas of emergent aquatic vegetation.
Whilst subsistence fishing is the main use of the lake by the local communities, the surrounding areas are used for agriculture.
www.ramsar.org /photo/photo_essay_titicaca.htm   (413 words)

 Lake Titicaca Peru. The Inca Empire
Lake Titicaca, at 12,530 feet, is the highest navigable lake and the center of a region where thousands of subsistence farmers make a living fishing in its icy waters, growing potatoes in the rocky land at is edge or herding llama and alpaca at altitudes that leave travelers gasping for air.
The deep blue Lake Titicaca is so large that it has waves.
The best-known of the islands dotting Titicaca's surface are the Uros, floating islands of reed named after the Indians who inhabited them.
www.peru-travel-adventures.com /lake-titicaca.html   (191 words)

 GNF - Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca is the largest lake of South America and the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels, lying at 3,810 m above sea level in the Andes Mountains.
Lake Titicaca lies between Andean ranges in a vast basin that comprises most of the Altiplano (High Plateau) of the northern Andes.
The major goal of the association is to promote the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development of Lake Titicaca in cooperation with the local communities, the government and the civil society.
www.globalnature.org /docs/02_vorlage.asp?id=19440&domid=1011&sp=E&addlastid=&m1=11089&m2=11093&m3=11178&m4=19440   (461 words)

Lake Titicaca is one of the worlds highest lakes situated over 3800 m above sea level in the Andes.
On the left a full-resolution MERIS image of Peru, bordered by the Pacific Ocean on one side and Lake Titicaca, in the centre of the image, on the other.
Observing the colours of the Lake Titicaca, which occupies more than 8300 square kilometres, several large plumes created by rivers discharging matter resulting from the erosion of the terrain can be seen.
earth.esa.int /riverandlake/samples/samples_samerica_laketiticaca.htm   (193 words)

 PeruRail - Exploring the Land of the Incas
Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake covering an area of 8000 square kilometres and it is 170 kilometres long and 65 kilometres wide.
The mighty lake straddles the border of Bolivia and Peru and is dotted with dozens of islands, each of them with their own characteristics and peculiarities.
However, Titicaca loses most of its water through evaporation and it is this process which, over millennia, is causing the lake to disappear.
www.orient-express.com /web/tper/tper_destination_laketiticaca.jsp   (421 words)

 Lake Titicaca is the highest lake
The floating Islands of the Uros people of Lake Titicaca are formed from compacted beds of totora reeds.
It is believed that the Uros people originally took to the reed islands of Lake Titicaca in an effort to isolate themselves from other groups such as the Incas.
Before the Incas, the lake and its islands were holy for the Aymará Indians, whose civilization was centered at the Tiahuanaco, now a complex of ruins on the Bolivian side of Titicaca but once a revered temple site with notably advanced irrigation techniques.
www.geocities.com /characea/titicaca_1.html   (1444 words)

 Lake Titicaca travel guide - Wikitravel
Lake Titicaca (Spanish: Lago Titicaca) is located on the border between northern Bolivia and southern Peru.
Covering some 8300 square kilometers, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, not counting Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, which is connected to the sea by a strait.
Approximately 60% of the lake is in Peru and 40% of the lake is in Bolivia.
wikitravel.org /en/Lake_Titicaca   (214 words)

 Lake Titicaca
The school day dreamed sacred lake of the Incas is known for its sapphire blue color and the highly civilizations developed on its shores.
It is the highest navigable lake in the world (12,580ft / 3,825m) It covers almost 10,000 square kilometers and became the most important complement and a new gate to Cuzco and Machu Picchu.
Crillon Tours was a pioneer of the incoming tourism to Lake Titicaca and it has created an authentic and exclusive infrastructure of hotels and cultural attractions.
www.titicaca.com /servlago.htm   (223 words)

 World Water Assessment Programme | Case Studies | Lake Titicaca (Bolivia, Peru)
Lake Titicaca is a region of mystery and legend.
Most extreme events in the TDPS system are related to flood risk conditions around Lake Titicaca, drought in the central and southern parts of the system and the incidence of hail and frost throughout.
The main aquifers are located in the middle and lower basins of the Ramis and Coata Rivers, in the lower basin of Ilave River and in a strip that extends from Lake Titicaca to Oruro, bordering the eastern ridge.
www.unesco.org /water/wwap/case_studies/titicaca_lake   (1890 words)

 Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and Peru contains one of the most significant climatic archives in South America.
Lake Titicaca is the only large, deep freshwater lake in South America.
Lake Titicaca is located at 3810 m in the Andes and is bordered by cordillera that reach over 6000 m to the east and west.
www.dosecc.org /html/lake_titicaca.html   (374 words)

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