IntroductionI chose Lake Titicaca because it has a reasonable amount for each type of Geography. Physical Geography is nature as it should be such as weather, natural landforms and bodies of water. Lake Titicaca has quite a lot of physical Geography, islands trees and the Lake itself are just a few of them. Human Geography is how we migrate and make man made objects where once there was natural land such as hotels, cities and farms. Lake Titicaca has quite a few cities and villages around it plus a lot of hotels.
Environmental Geography is the mix between Physical and Human Geography and the outcome such as pollution. Lake Titicaca, because of how many tourists come, is very polluted. Many people have protested and many have said they will do something about it, but so far they are only words.PhysicalPhysical Geography is physical nature. It includes weather and natural landforms Lake Titicaca is located at the bottom right of Peru.
It has a few islands. There are forests and plains. Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world.
It is 12,500 feet above sea level. Lake Titicaca covers around 3,200 miles² and moves off in a northwest, southeast direction for 120 miles. It is 50 miles across at its widest place. Lake Titicaca is 460 to 600 feet deep in different places. There are more than 25 rivers connecting and putting water in the Lake. In conclusion Lake Titicaca still has many of its natural features.
HumanHuman Geography is how we migrate and make man made objects where once there was natural land. Lake Titicaca has its unique man made islands which are made out of living reeds. The Uros, who are the people who live here, were forced out of there land and onto the lake when the Incas invaded. The Uros mostly survive on the totora reed which they make furniture, there homes and more out of these reeds. Unlike a lot of other tribes from around the world, including Peru, the Uros stay with their old traditions but let in the modern such as motor boats, solar panels and radios. There are hotels all over the Lake including on private islands and even on steam boats. There are lots of hotels near Lake Titicaca because of how beautiful it is and the locals make souvenirs.
There are two cities around Lake Titicaca, Puno and Copacabana.EnvironmentEnvironmental Geography is the mix between Physical and Human Geography. Lake Titicaca was once a beautiful Lake with lovely floating islands, … but now if you look closer you can see this. You can also find toxic levels of lead and mercury.
Twelve nearby cities drain sewage water into the lake and illegal gold mines dump around 15 tons of mercury into a river leading to the lake each year. Thousands of frogs can be be found dead all over the place and in protest someone who wanted this to stop took bags of hundreds of dead frog to the Puno governor’s house. Since 400,000 tourists come each year and the first stop on the way is Juliaca which makes 200 tons of trash daily, the lake gets polluted daily from this town. Lake Titicaca is so polluted that some fish have been banned to eat at hotels. The government is trying to save enough money to make cleaning plants to clean off the river.ConclusionLake Titicaca is a nice place to go when you go to the right place and don’t eat fish. Lake titicaca was once a nice place and still is, but now it is a more dangerous place.
It still has many beautiful points of physical and humans still love it. Environmental is not doing as good as the others. The cities are getting bigger, there are more hotels and wildlife is dying. The Uros are doing well with the new but them and their habitat di better without the new and the tourists.