La Paz

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Nuestra Señora de La Paz
La Paz[1] (Spainyie)
Chuquiago Marka or Chuqiyapu (Aymara)
La Paz (Inglis)
View o La Paz frae Av. del Ejército in 2008. At the back, The Americas Brig.

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Motto: "Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y

pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria"
Nuestra Señora de La Paz is located in Bolivia
Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Location o La Paz athin La Paz Depairtment
Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°09′W / 16.500°S 68.150°W / -16.500; -68.150Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°09′W / 16.500°S 68.150°W / -16.500; -68.150
Kintra  Bolivie
Depairtment La Paz
Province Pedro Domingo Murillo
Municipality La Paz Municipality
Foondit 20 October 1548 bi Alonso de Mendoza
Unthirldom 16 Julie 1809
Incorporatit (El Alto) 20t century
Government
 • Mayor Luis Antonio Revilla Herrero [2]
Area
 • City 472 km2 (182 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,240 km2 (1,250 sq mi)
Elevation 3,640 m (11,942 ft)
Population (2008[3])
 • City 877,363
 • Density 6,275.16/km2 (16,252.6/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,364,235
Time zone BOT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 2
HDI (2010) 0.672 – high[4]
Website www.lapaz.bo

Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Spainyie: la ˈpas; Scots: Oor Lady o Peace; Aymara: Chuquiago Marka or Chuqiyapu), is the admeenistrative caipital o Bolivie, as well as the depairtmental caipital o La Paz Depairtment, an the seicont lairgest ceety (in population) anerlie efter Santa Cruz de la Sierra.[3] It is locatit in the wastren pairt o the kintra on the depairtment o the same name. It is locatit at a elevation o 3,660 metres abuin sea level, makkin it the warld's heichest "de facto" caipital ceety, or admeenistrative caipital. The offeecial caipital o Bolivie is Sucre an it is the seat o juistice, La Paz haes mair govrenment depairtments, hence the "de facto" qualifier.[5] The ceety sits in a "bowl" surroondit bi the heich muntains o the altiplano. As it grows, La Paz climbs the hills, resultin in varyin elevations frae 3,000 metres tae 4,100 metres (9,840 ft to 13,450 ft). Owerleukin the ceety is touerin triple-peaked Illimani, whit is aaways snaw-covered an can be seen frae several spots o the ceety, includin frae the neebur ceety, El Alto. As o the 2001 census, the ceety haed a population o 877,363.[6] La Paz Metropolitan aurie, formed bi the ceeties o La Paz, El Alto an Viacha, make the maist populous urban aurie o Bolivie, wi a population o 2.3 million inhabitants an surpassin the metropolitan aurie o Santa Cruz de la Sierra.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Breve Historia de nuestro país (pág.3), Bolivian Government Official Website(Spainyie)
  2. "¿Quién es Luis Revilla?". Luchoporlapaz.com. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "World Gazetteer". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  4. "W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Overview – Bolivia: La Paz – El Alto". 
  5. "The Highest City in the World —". Infoplease.com. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  6. Observatorio Bolivia Democrática
  7. "La Paz - profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2010-07-04.