Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Lake Titicaca, which is located on the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains.
Titicaca is one of the largest lakes in South America, covering an area of around 8,300 square kilometers. With an elevation of 3,800 meters above sea level, the lake is also the world’s highest navigable body of water. The massive lake contains 41 islands, and Titicaca Island is the largest.
A narrow strait separates Titicaca into two separate bodies of water. The northern sub-basin is called Lake Chucuito in Bolivia and Lake Grande in Peru. The southern sub-basin is referred to as Lake Huiñaymarca in Bolivia and Lake Pequeño in Peru.
Lake Titicaca is a designated Ramsar Site of International Importance, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people who rely on the lake for agriculture, fishing, and tourism.
Video Credit: ESA
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