The most famous body of water in Boliva is Lake ("Lago" in Spanish) Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the highest commercially navigable lake on Earth. Other lakes in the Altiplano basin include Poopó, Salar de Coipasa, Salar de Uyuni and Uru Uru. Lakes in the Altiplano basin range from brackish to salty. Freshwater lakes in the lowlands include Huaytunas, Rogaguado, Rogagua, Guachuna and El Océano.
The most notable river in Bolivia is the Amazon. Other large rivers in the Amazon basin include Madiera, Beni, Madre de Dios, Mamoré, Yata, Iténez (also known as Guaporé), Itonmas (also known as San Miguel, San Julián or San Pablo), Río Blanco (also known as Baures or Agua Caliente), San Martin, Río Grande (also known as Guapay) and Acre. The La Plata basin contains the Paraguay, Bermejo and Pilcomayo Rivers.
The Sol de Mañana is a geyser in the Potosi department of southwestern Bolivia. The Strait of Tiquina is the channel that connects the two halves of Lake Titicaca, the larger Lake Chicuito and the smaller Lake Pequeno.
Bolivia is landlocked and does not connect with the sea in any direction, although Lake Titicaca is large enough to have a mitigating effect on the surrounding climate.Learn More
Bolivia is famous for its capital La Paz, the city of Potosi, the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, Lake Titicaca, Yungas Road, the Madidi National Park and the partially excavated pre-Incan city of Tiwanaku. The country also contains a rich cultural heritage which stems from the fact that 55 percent of the country's population is composed of indigenous people.Full Answer >
Nicaragua is to Honduras as Paraguay is to Bolivia. This is because Paraguay is to the southeast of Bolivia; similarly, Nicaragua is to the southeast of Honduras.Full Answer >
Spanish is not the official language of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname. The British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands in South America also does not have Spanish as its official language.Full Answer >
Bodies of water on Earth are maintained by the atmosphere keeping the water cycle of evaporation, condensation and precipitation functioning so that water can be replenished. Also, the gravitational pull of the Earth keeps water from leaving the planet.Full Answer >