Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay
Perú, Bolivia, Paraguay
The capital of Perú is Lima. The natives called their city "Limaq" but the Spaniards that conquered them could not pronounce the "q" so they changed the name to Lima.
Lima is know as the "The City of Kings" because it was founded by the Spaniards during the "Three Kings Day" holiday.
The Andes Mountain Range pass thorugh Peru.
You can find llamas in the mountains of Peru.
The Incas were the indegenous people that lived in Peru.
The Incas built a huge ancient city named Machu Picchu. Today Machu Picchu is a very popular place for tourists. If you visit Machu Picchu, be careful with altitude sickness!
Cuy, a type of guine pig, ia a traditional dish served in Peru. ¡Sabroso!
Peru shares Lake Titicaca with Bolivia. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and one of the highest comercially navigable lakes in the world. If you visit lake Titicaca you have to also be careful with altitude sickness!
In Lake Titicaca you can visit handmade floating islands called "uros".
The capital of Bolivia is La Paz.
Bolivia has a second capital--Sucre.
La paz means "the peace" in English.
Bolivia has over 30 official languages.
Bolivia is one of the wettest countries on the planet with an anual rainfall of 16 feet.
Bolivia is home to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. Uyuni has a hotel completely made our of salt!
Bolivia is home to Camino de las Yungas or The Road of Death, the most dangerous road in the world.
El Alto International Airport is the highest international airport in the world. When yiou arrive to El Alto, they offer you oxygen in case you are experiencing altitude sickness.
Bolivia shares Lake Titicaca with Perú.
Bolivia is home to 2 of highest cities in the world: Potosi known for their silver mines and El Alto that is known to have the highest administrative city in the world.
The capital of Paraguay and a girl's name in Spanish is Asunción.
Paraguay has 2 official languages: Spanish and Guarani.
Paraguay has 3 nicknames: "the heart of South America", "the land of water" and "the island surrounded by mainland".
El Chaco consists in 60% total area and 3% population of the population lives there. Together is Patagonia, Amazon forest and Atacama Desert, El Chaco is one of the toughest and difficult regions to live in South America.
The traditional music from Paraguay uses a special instrument, the harp.
Paraguay in one of the two countries in South America that does not touch an ocean.
Of all landlocked countries, Paraguay has the largest power navy in the world.
Paraguay is home to one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world, the Itaipú Dam.
Paraguay shares electricity with Argentina and Brazil.
The Landfill Harmonic is a children's orchestra in Paraguay. All instruments are completely made out of trash collected from landfills.
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