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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lake Titicaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
Lake Titicaca is in the northern portion of the Altiplano (Fig.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lake-Titicaca   (1863 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.
Titicaca lies between Andean ranges in a vast basin (about 22,400 square miles [58,000 square km] in area) that comprises most of the Altiplano (High Plateau) of the northern Andes.
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)

  
  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   (773 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca study sheds new light on global climate change : 1/01
Sunset on the Peruvian side of Titicaca, a 3,200-square-mile freshwater lake that straddles the border of Peru and Bolivia.
"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.
The fact that alternating periods of dryness and wetness occur on a millennial time-scale or longer may be influenced, in part, by the behavior of the Earth as it orbits the sun.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/january31/titicaca-131.html   (1015 words)

  
 Geotimes - December 2001 - Lake Titicaca
Although the lowest point on the surface of the Altiplano is actually the floor of Lake Titicaca, when the lake is full, as it is in modern times, it drains southward via the Rio Desaguadero into shallow, saline Lago Poopo.
Annual precipitation decreases from 1,000 millimeters at Lake Titicaca, to 400 millimeters at the city of Oruro near Lago Poopo, to less than 100 millimeters in the southernmost Altiplano just east of Volcan Licancabur.
As a result of increased precipitation and decreased temperature - hence, decreased evaporation - Lake Titicaca was a fresh and overflowing lake throughout the LGM (Fig.
www.agiweb.org /geotimes/dec01/feature_titicaca.html   (2284 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca study sheds new light on global climate change
Straddling the border between Bolivia and Peru, Titicaca is 120 miles long, 50 miles wide and has average depth of 500 feet.
``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.
The fact that alternating periods of dryness and wetness occur on a millennial time-scale or longer may be influenced, in part, by the behavior of the Earth as it orbits the sun.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2001-01/SU-LTss-2501101.php   (1007 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/index.shtml   (1890 words)

  
 Puno, Titicaca lake: travel to Bolivia and Peru
Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake and the center of a region where thousands of subsistence farmers eke out a living fishing in its icy waters, growing potatoes in the rocky land at its edge or herding llama and alpaca at altitudes that leave Europeans and North Americans gasping for air.
Most of the transportation is either by motorized launches or the totora reed boats that Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl studied in preparing for his legendary 4,300-nautical mile (7,970-km) journey from Peru to Polynesia in the reed boat Kon-Tiki in the 1940s.
James Orton, a naturalist and explorer who died crossing Titicaca on a steamship in 1877, is buried on Isla Esteves; his memorial sits beside one honoring the liberation fighters who perished in the war with Spain.
www.peru-explorer.com /titicaca.htm   (3182 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca: Destination Peru - Travel information and resources.
Lake Titicaca covers 3,305 square miles of the southern highlands (altiplano) of Peru, on the border between Peru and Bolivia.
In contrast, the city of Puno, Peru's major port on Lake Titicaca, is a rather drab sight.
The legend is an apt one, as the fertile environment of Lake Titicaca supports many habitats, human and animal.
www.destination360.com /peru/lake-titicaca.php   (616 words)

  
 Flickr: Issyk Kul & Titicaca Friends
From it's Surface area Lake Titicaca is the biggest mountain lake in the world.
Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level.
Located in the Altiplano high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia, at 16°S 69°W, Titicaca has an average depth of between 107 m, and a maximum depth of 281 m.
www.flickr.com /groups/issykkul_titicaca   (425 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, Peru
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.
The main city on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca is Puno, which is a good place to arrange tours and activities.
www.planetware.com /peru/lake-titicaca-per-pu-lt.htm   (279 words)

  
 CULTUREFOCUS: Peru photos. Pictures from Lake Titicaca.
The Titicaca area is steeped in tradition and folklore and is the center of Inca creation legends.
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.
The beauty of Taquile Island is enhanced by the blue waters of Titicaca and a backdrop of distant snow-capped mountains on the Bolivian side of the lake.
www.culturefocus.com /peru-titicaca.htm   (428 words)

  
 Peru Guia de Parques: Reserva Nacional del Titicaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Titicaca National Reserve was established October 31, 1978 by means of the Supreme Law # 185-78-AA.
The Titicaca weather is extreme, with great temperature variations between the day and night.
The idea time period to visit is between May and October, when the days are sunny, rain is rare and the daily temperature reaches 25° C. On the other hand, the nights are cold (although it almost never reaches beolw 0° C).
peru.gotolatin.com /eng/Guide/PeruNationalParks/Titicaca/Titicaca-1.asp   (485 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca and Canyon Country, Peru
For many visitors, the highlight of a Lake Titicaca visit is journeying across the lake to stay with a family on either Isla Taquile or Isla Anapia, where despite the altitude of 4,200 meters (13,780 feet) villagers cultivate potatoes and quinoa on rock terraces that drop steeply toward the lake’s waters.
Kayaking on Lake Titicaca: The only way to see the emerald waters and snow-covered mountains of the world’s highest navigable lake is by boat—kayaking gives you the view from the water’s edge.
Islas Taquile and Amantaní: Staying with a family on one of Lake Titicaca’s islands is a great way to immerse yourself in the lake’s natural beauty and the ancient lifestyles of its villagers.
www.moon.com /planner/peru/regions/lake_titicaca.html   (424 words)

  
 Photo essay: Lago Titicaca (Bolivia and Perú)
Lake Titicaca, at 3810m the world's highest navigable freshwater lake, supports significant biodiversity and an extraordinary cultural life.
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.
www.ramsar.org /photo/photo_essay_titicaca.htm   (413 words)

  
 Titicaca Bolivia Travel to Titicaca and Tours in Titicaca Enjoy Bolivia
of the solitary craft, headed by a man of elusive eyes and prominent cheekbones that knows the whims of the Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3,810 m.a.s.l.) and the bigger in extension in South America, with an area of 8,300 square kilometers.
The fog cover the blued immensity of the Titicaca, the cradle of the biggest empire in the Pre Columbian America, because of its cold and calm waters, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo arose and founded the Incan society in the heights of Cuzco, following an order given by their father, the Sun.
The Titicaca moves for its overwhelming beauty and its pretension to be a sea.
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/guiadestinos/titicaca/INTRO_IN.shtml   (408 words)

  
 Luxury Lake Titicaca Tours & Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In addition to your land-based excursions, enjoy two cruises on Lake Titicaca -- a private yacht voyage to islands whose people retain their traditional way of life and a catamaran sailing to the Island of the Sun, the mystic cradle of the Inca Empire.
Chullpas of Sillustani, on the shore of Lake Umayo, Lake Titicaca.
Early morning departure for a drive along the south side of Lake Titicaca to the ancient religious sanctuary of Copacabana, on the boundary between Peru and Bolivia.
inkasperu.com /tours/titicaca/titicaca_5n.html   (2038 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lake Titicaca is located in Peru and Bolivia and covers an area of 8,562 km².
At 3,800 meters above sea level, it is the largest lake in the world at such a high elevation.
Lake Titicaca is a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Treaty (site number 959).
www.livinglakes.org /titicaca   (266 words)

  
 Turisbus - Lake Titicaca - Sun Island
Continue by motor boat to Kalahuta and the Island of Suriki, home of fishermen and skilled makers of Totora reed rafts, such as those used by Thor Heyerdahl on the famous "Kon Tiki" and "Ra I and II" voyages.
The legendary Lake Titicaca is the best known attraction of Bolivia for it’s pristine Andean beauty, the magnificent landscape surrounding it, its trails and Inca ruins, and its small bays with Totora boats.
Lake Titicaca is still home to the Aymaras who have maintained their language and culture for centuries with a spirituality that will touch all those who enter their world.
www.travelperubolivia.com /eng/tours/lago_titicaca.html   (359 words)

  
 Floating Islands in Titicaca Lake Puno, Uros Taquile Amantani Islands in Puno Titicaca Lake
Floating Islands in Titicaca Lake Puno, Uros Taquile Amantani Islands in Puno Titicaca Lake
Titicaca National Reserve, was created in 1978 to preserve 37 thousand hectares of marsh reeds in the south and north sectors of LAKE TITICACA.
These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called "totora".
www.sungatetours.com /english/titicaca.htm   (749 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Soaring majestically above sacred Lake Titicaca and often cloaked by ethereal mists, stand the mystic mountains of Ancohuma and Illampu.
Situated at 12,506 feet and covering 3200 square miles, Lake Titicaca is over 1000 feet deep and has more than thirty (mostly uninhabited) islands.
Three of its main islands; Amantani, Isla de la Luna (the island of the moon), and Isla del Sol (the island of the sun) figure richly in archaic Andean myths, and ruins of enigmatic temples are scattered throughout the hilly islands.
www.sacredsites.com /americas/bolivia/lake_titicaca.html   (528 words)

  
 Titicaca Grebe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I propose that the name be changed to Titicaca Grebe as it is very specific as to its present distribution.
And given that this species is not endemic to Lake Titicaca (even if that lake forms the larger part of its distribution), I don't see a compelling reason to change the name.
The name "Titicaca Grebe" would seem to be so informative that introduction of a new name would actually confer more recognition than retaining the old "familiar" name of Short-winged Grebe.
www.museum.lsu.edu /~Remsen/SACCprop21.html   (428 words)

  
 Lake Titicaca
It has been speculated by some of your archaeologists that the area used to be at sea level and the causeway led out to the Pacific ocean.
There was not enough topsoil on the peaks surrounding Lake Titicaca to have "eroded" down and "covered" these "ancient" ruins with six feet of sediment.
The six feet of sediment covering the "ancient ruins" around and under the present "water level" of Lake Titicaca was probably deposited by the "Biblical Flood" before the existence of Lake Titicaca.
www.thule.org /titicaca.html   (341 words)

  
 Puno and Lake Titicaca : Introduction | Frommers.com
Puno, founded in the late 17th century following the discovery of nearby silver mines, is a ramshackle town that draws numbers of visitors wholly disproportionate to its innate attractions.
South America's largest lake, Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2,000m (6,560 ft.).
Manco Cápac, the original Inca chieftain believed to be a direct descendant of the Sun, is said to have risen from the lake's waters along with his sister to found the Inca Empire.
www.frommers.com /destinations/punoandlaketiticaca/2880010001.html   (481 words)

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