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Potosí

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Nickname(s): Empire Ville (Villa Imperial in Spainyie)
Potosí is located in Bolivia
Potosí
Potosí
Location in Bolivie
Coordinates: 19°35′S 65°45′W / 19.583°S 65.750°W / -19.583; -65.750
Kintra Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí
Province Tomás Frías
Municipality Potosí Municipality
Foondit 1 Aprile 1545
Government
 • Mayor Zenón Gutiérrez
Area
 • Total 45.6 sq mi (118.218 km2)
Elevation 13,343 ft (4,067 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 164,481
Time zone UTC-4
Website www.potosi.bo
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Potosí is a ceety an the caipital o the Potosí Depairtment in Bolivie. It is ane o the heichest ceeties in the warld bi elevation at a nominal 4,090 metres (13,420 ft)[1] an it wis the location o the Spainyie colonial mint.

Potosí lees beneath the Cerro de Potosí—sometimes referred tae as the Cerro Rico ("rich muntain")—a muntain popularly conceivit o as being "made o" siller ore, which haes aaways dominatit the ceety. The Cerro Rico is the raison for Potosí's historical importance, syne it wis the major supply o siller for Spain durin the period o the New Warld Spainyie Empire.

The silver wis taken bi llama an mule train tae the Paceefic coast, shippit north tae Panama Ceety, carriet bi mule train athort the isthmus o Panama tae Nombre de Dios or Portobelo whence it wis taken tae Spain on the Spainyie treasur fleets. Cerro de Potosí's peak is 4,824 metres (15,827 ft) abuin sea level.

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  1. Bolivia & Main Cities / Potosí from boliviaweb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-27.

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