Pedro Domingo Murillo Province

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Pedro Domingo Murillo
Province
Valle de la Luna ("Moon Glen")
Location o Pedro Domingo Murillo Province athin Bolivi
Provinces o the La Paz Depairtment
Coordinates: 16°30′0″S 68°0′0″W / 16.50000°S 68.00000°W / -16.50000; -68.00000
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment La Paz Depairtment
Municipalities 5
Foondation 17 October 1912
Caipital Palca
Area
 • Total 1,817 sq mi (4,705 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,484,328
 • Density 817/sq mi (315.5/km2)
 • Ethnicities Aymara, Quechua
Website Official website

Pedro Domingo Murillo is a province in the Bolivie La Paz Depairtment. It wis creatit on 8 Januar 1838, wi the name Cercado an on 17 October 1912, durin the presidency o Eliodoro Villazón, its name wis chyngit in honor o Pedro Domingo Murillo, protagonist o the revolution o 16 Juin 1809.[1]

The province contains the Bolivie admeenistrative caipital, La Paz, as well as the major ceety o El Alto.

Subdiveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pedro Domingo Murillo Province is dividit intae five municipalities.

Municipality Inhabitants (2001) [2] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
La Paz Municipality 793,293 La Paz 789,585
Palca Municipality 14,185 Palca 894
Mecapaca Municipality 11,782 Mecapaca 251
Achocalla Municipality 15,110 Achocalla 10,369
El Alto Municipality 649,958 El Alto 647,350

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Some o the tourist attractions o the municipality are:[3]

    • In La Paz Municipality:
    • Huayna Potosí Snawcovered Muntain
    • Cotapata Naitional Pairk an Integratit Management Natural Aurie
    • Abra de la Cumbre at a hicht of 4,650 m abuin sea level, the heichest point on the route atween La Paz an the Yungas
    • Killi Killi viewpoint which presents a panoramic view o the ceety o La Paz
    • Muela del Diablo ("Devil's Tooth"), a giant rock o aboot 150 m height that has the shape of a tooth
    • Valle de la Luna ("Muin Glen"), sooth o La Paz ceety
    • La Paz zoo "Vesty Pakos Sofra" wi an aurie o 22.4 ha, the lairgest zoo in Bolivie, the seicont lairgest in Sooth Americae an the heichest in the warld.
    • Lake Inkachaka
  • In Palca Municipality:
    • Apacheta viewpoint in Palca Canton which affers a sicht o the contrastin landscape an snawcappit Illimani
    • Valle de los Ánimas ("Strath o the Souls") an its lake (Laguna de las Ánimas) in Palca Canton
    • the toun o Palca wi hooses o colonial times, Palca River, Chuaqueri gorge, kent as Palca gorge, and Takesi pre-Columbian trail in Palca Canton
    • the commonties o Quilihuaya an Pinaya in Quilihuaya Canton
    • the commonty o Cohoni, its kirk datin frae the 17t century an the chullpas o Ch'ullu Cahinbaya in Cohoni Canton

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. El Diario (Spanish)
  2. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spanish)
  3. www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Tourist guide by the government of the department

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