Guaqui

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Guaqui is a railhead and port in Bolivia on Lake Titicaca. A ferry (a car float) connects with the Peruvian railhead and port on Puno. It served as location of Inca ruins prior to the arrival of the Spanish. The towns current church sites on what was the ancient ruins. [1]

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Elevation

Guaqui's elevation is 3,822 metres (12,539 ft).

Transportation

Roads

The RN-1 is a major road that runs through Guaqui with connections to neighboring Peru.

Rail

The railways on the Bolivian side are 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge, while the railways on the Peruvian side are 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge. Cars are transported over water by car float Manco Capac owned by PeruRail.

Water

Guaqui is also home/port to Bolivian Navy flotilla.

Air

The closest airport to Guaqui is El Alto International Airport to the east.

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References

  1. Cieza de León, Pedro de, 1518-1554. (2010) [1864]. The travels of Pedro de Cieza de León, A.D. 1532-50 : contained in the first part of his Chronicle of Peru. Cambridge University Press. ISBN   978-1-108-01334-5. OCLC   535491489.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

Coordinates: 16°35′00″S68°52′00″W / 16.58333°S 68.86667°W / -16.58333; -68.86667