is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km
offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island, which is
5.5 by 1.6 km in size (maximum measurements), with an area of 5.72 km.
The highest point of the island is 4050 meters above sea level and the main
village is at 3950 m. The inhabitants, known as Taquileños
, are southern Quechua speakers.
In 2005, "Taquile and Its Textile Art" were honored by being
proclaimed "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity"