Isla de la Luna

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Isla de la Luna
Isla de la Luna from Isla del Sol.jpg
View of Isla de la Luna from Isla del Sol
Geography
Location Lake Titicaca
Coordinates 16°02′25″S 69°04′15″W / 16.04028°S 69.07083°W / -16.04028; -69.07083 (Isla de la Luna)Coordinates: 16°02′25″S 69°04′15″W / 16.04028°S 69.07083°W / -16.04028; -69.07083 (Isla de la Luna)
Area 1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Coastline 6 km (3.7 mi)
Highest elevation 3,925 m (12,877 ft)
Administration

Isla de la Luna (translation: "Island of the Moon") is an island in La Paz Department, Bolivia. It is situated in Lake Titicaca, east of Isla del Sol ("Island of the Sun"). Legends in Inca mythology refer to the island as the location where Viracocha commanded the rising of the moon. Archeological ruins of an Inca nunnery were found on the eastern shore.[1]

Lago Titicaca desde la Isla de la Luna Bolivia.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolivia, Lonely Planet 2007, ISBN 1-74104-557-6