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The Peruvian Altiplano is the area of the Andes above about 3500m in Peru. The altiplano stretches into neighbouring Bolivia and also Argentina. The Puno region & Lake Titicaca are considered to be the cradle of the Inca civilization.

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Puno is a port city at an altitude of over 3,800 msnm, on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano of Peru.
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Isla Taquile is an island in the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. It is also called "island of the knitting men" because that's what men do - knit!
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The Uro Islands are floating islands made of reed, situated in Lake Titicaca on the Peruvian Altiplano.

Isla Amantáni is an island on the Peruvian side Lake Titicaca. It's a very peaceful place where times seems to have taken a halt a century ago.
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Sillustani is a tiny settlement some 40 km from Puno, in the Peruian Altiplano.
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Chucuito is a city on the western shore of Lake Titicaca south of Puno.
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Cutimbo is a tiny settlement some 30 km from Puno, in the Peruvian Altiplano, mostly visited on a short daytrip.
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Juliaca is a city in the Peruvian Altiplano. The airport in Juliaca has flights from Lima and you can then take a short bus ride to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
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La Rinconada is a small city in Altiplano, Peru. It is known for being the highest permanent city of the world at a height of 5,100m.

Altiplano

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  • Latitude of center:  15° 20' 24" (15.34°) south
  • Longitude of center:  70° 29' 24" (70.49°) west
  • Wikidata:  Altiplano
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Altiplano

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