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Altiplano (257)
Altiplano (257)

16° 2′ 46″ S, 71° 24′ 10″ W

The Altiplano is dominated by massive active volcanoes of the Central Volcanic Zone. Its height averages about 3,300 m and its climate is cool and semi-arid to arid.

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Main species

  • Alpaca (Vicugna pacos)
  • Guanaco (Lama guanicoe)
  • Lama (Lama glama)
  • Vicugna (Vicugna vicugna)

See also


Machu Picchu (128)
Machu Picchu (128)

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the south-east by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.… [Read more]