Stretching in a broad arc across western Bolivia, the Andes define the country's three geographic zones: the Western zone features the Andes and the Altiplano; the Central zone features the Semitropical Yungas, the Highland Valleys, and the Gran Chaco; and the Eastern Zone features the Tropical Lowlands.
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Bodies of Water of Bolivia
Amazon Rainforest, River and Basin (South America) The Editor Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:23
Sometimes referred to as Amazônia, the Amazon Rainforest is a natural region and biome in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries. Nine countries have some parts of the Amazon region within their borders.
The Beni River flows north through Bolivia after rising in the Andean slopes of the Cordillera Real. The Mamoré River is formed by numerous headwaters that drain the Llanos de Moxos. The two rivers join to form the Madeira River on the border with Brazil.
Lake Poopó was the second largest lake in Bolivia and along with Lake Uru Uru, received most of its water from the Desaguadero River which flows from Lake Titicaca. By 2016, the lakes had lost nearly all of their waters due to glacial melt and water diversion for mining and agriculture.
Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake located at the northern end of the Altiplano basin, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. Lying high up in the Andes at 12,500 ft, it is the world's highest navigable lake. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America.
The Madeira River is one of South America's major rivers. It is part of the Amazon Basin and is the largest and most important tributary of the Amazon River. Its headwaters are located in the Bolivian Andes, over 2,000 miles from its confluence with the Amazon in Brazil.
The Madre de Dios River is a headwater tributary of the Amazon River. Shared by Peru and Bolivia, the river serves as the largest watershed in the area, as part of the vast Amazon River drainage basin. The river is an important transportation waterway for the region.