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Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru. At 12,500 feet (3810 meters) above sea level, Lake Titicaca is one of the highest commercially navigable lakes in the world. Lake Titicaca spans a big area with a maximum length of 190 km and a width of 80 km and it is one of the biggest fresh water lake in the world.

The Andes is the largest mountain range in the world and boasts some of the highest peaks. The origin of the name Andes has not been definitively determined; most agree that it comes from the Quechua word "anti" which translates to "hight crest". A minority argue that it comes from Anti Suyu, witch is one of the four regions of the Incas who once inhabited the range.
Located along the entire western coast of South America, the Andes mountain range is about 4,500 miles (7,242 km) long. The mountain range spans seven countries - Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. It is up to 500 miles (804 km) wide.

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