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Puno & Lake Titicaca Geography

The geography of the entire region is dominated by this huge lake. Lake Titicaca, the second biggest lake in South America, located at 381 meters above sea level, is about 190 on 80 kilometers large and roughly making up about 8370 square kilometers. The lake its deepest point is almost 300 meters and the average depth is about 100 meters. The lake contains 42 islands and the biggest is the Island of the Sun in Bolivia, close to Copacabana the biggest city on the Bolivian side of the lake. Puno on the other side of the lake is the biggest Peruvian city located on the lake and the main economic centre of the region. The rest of the region is dominated by large highland plains with smooth hills rolling up to altitudes over 4000 meters. On the other side of the lake, you can see the Cordillera Real with its snowcapped peaks rising well over 6000 meters.

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