Who named the Titicaca lake?

Answer Lake Titicaca's original name was Khota Mama, meaning "Mother Lake." It was renamed Titicaca by an unknown source after the Spanish conquest. Words from the local languages Quechua and Aymara trans... Read More »

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Why is Lake Titicaca called Lake Titicaca?

South America's Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable by commercial ships. The area around Lake Titicaca has been inhabited for thousands of years and was the home of one of the great... Read More »

Is lake titicaca man made?

Lake Titicaca is not man-made. It is the remnant of the ancient mega-lake called Mantaro that once covered almost the entire altiplano--the widest part of the Andes mountains. Altiplano is Spanish ... Read More »

How high is lake titicaca?

Lake Titicaca, located along the Bolivia and Peru border, is 3,810 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level in the Andes Mountains. At 58,000 square kilometers, it is the largest lake in South America.... Read More »

How deep is lake titicaca?

Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, has an average depth of 140 to 180 meters (460 to 600 feet). The deepest recorded depth is 280 meters (920 feet), which was found in the northeast ... Read More »