Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru - South America

Lake Titicaca is the highest lake of the world, navigable to large vessels with 12,500 ft above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, on Peru at west and Bolivia to the east. It is the second largest lake of South America and covers 3,200 square miles. 

The meaning of Titicaca is doubtful, but it has been interpreted as Crag of Lead or Rock of the Puma. As far as, the depth of this lake is concerned, it is 460 to 600 ft. However, the bottom slants sharply towards the Bolivian shore and thus reaches its greatest depth of 920 ft.

     
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