It is the largest lake in South America by volume of water.
Uru (Uros) – Indian people living in Bolivia and Peru in the areas adjacent to lake Titicaca and the floating Islands that previously had protective and defensive function, on the surface of the lake.
Today, there are 42 Islands that Uru are traditionally built of totora reeds, found in abundance growing on the banks of Titicaca. More than 3,000 of Uru, these Islands are today home to only a few hundred people, the rest moved to land. Quite modern to exist on floating Islands help the solar panels, due to which, residents have the opportunity to watch TV and to use electrical appliances. The main means of communication with the mainland and between the Islands serve as reed boats, made from the same material as the island.
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