Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BOLIVIA ~ Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat ~

First wonderful card from Bolivia...which makes another new country in my collection...the card shows that when it rains, the salty crust becomes a giant mirror...Thanks a lot Marce!!

With set fantastic stamps:
Endangered species of Flora - cedar
(Issued 2013)
Tourist Departments - La Paz
 (Issued 14-12-2007)
History of Peoples - Tupac Katari y Bartolina Sisa (Issued 15-05-2012)
Minerals of Bolivia
(Issued 11-07-2012)

Photo Joel Mamani

The Salar de Uyuni is with its 10.582 square km (4.085 square miles) the world's largest salt flat. It is located in the Department of Potosi in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, at 3.650 meters above sea level. There is even a hotel made of salt on it.

The Salar de Uyuni was created when a prehistoric lake dried up and left a salty crust behind.

Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west.

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