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Nuestra Señora de La Paz

La Paz[1] (in Spaingie)
Chuquiago Marka or Chuqiyapu (in Aymara)
La Paz (in Inglis)
Tap tae Bottom, Left tae Richt: La Paz Skyline wi Moont Illimani in the backgrund, Pailace o the Plurinational Legislative Assemmly, San Francisco Kirk, Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue, Reid Line o the La Paz-El Alto cauble caur transit seestem, Ceety centre o La Paz.
Tap tae Bottom, Left tae Richt: La Paz Skyline wi Moont Illimani in the backgrund, Pailace o the Plurinational Legislative Assemmly, San Francisco Kirk, Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue, Reid Line o the La Paz-El Alto cauble caur transit seestem, Ceety centre o La Paz.
Banner o Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Banner
Official seal of Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria"
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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
DepairtmentLa Paz
ProvincePedro Domingo Murillo
MunicipalityLa Paz Municipality
Foondit20 October 1548 bi Alonso de Mendoza
Unthirldom16 Julie 1809
Incorporatit (El Alto)20t century
Govrenment
 • MayorLuis Antonio Revilla Herrero [2]
Area
 • City472 km2 (182 sq mi)
 • Urban
3240 km2 (1,250 sq mi)
Elevation
3,640 m (11,942 ft)
Population
 (2008[3])
 • City877,363
 • Density6275.16/km2 (16,252.6/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,364,235
Time zoneUTC−4 (BOT)
Area code(s)2
HDI (2010)0.672 – high[4]
Websitewww.lapaz.bo

Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Spaingie: la ˈpas; Scots: Oor Lady o Peace; [Chuquiago Marka or Chuqiyapu] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)), 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(in Spaingie)
  2. "¿Quién es Luis Revilla?". Luchoporlapaz.com. Retrieved 4 Julie 2010.
  3. a b "World Gazetteer". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 31 Januar 2010.
  4. "W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Overview – Bolivia: La Paz – El Alto".
  5. "The Highest City in the World —". Infoplease.com. Retrieved 4 Julie 2010.
  6. Observatorio Bolivia Democrática
  7. "La Paz - profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 4 Julie 2010.