La Paz

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La Paz
Nuestra Señora de La Paz[1] (es)
Chuquiago Marka or Chuqiyapu (ay)
La Paz (en)

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

pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria"
La Paz is located in Bolivia
La Paz
Location of La Paz within La Paz Department
Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°09′W / 16.5°S 68.15°W / -16.5; -68.15Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°09′W / 16.5°S 68.15°W / -16.5; -68.15
Country  Bolivia
Departament La Paz
Province Pedro Domingo Murillo
Founded October 20, 1548 by Alonso de Mendoza
Independence July 16, 1809
Incorporated (El Alto) 20th 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 GMT-4
Area code(s) 2
HDI (2010) 0.672 – high[4]

Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnwes.tɾa seˈɲoɾa ðe la pas]; English: Our Lady of Peace; Aymara: Chuquiago Marka or Chuqiyapu) is the capital of Bolivia, and La Paz Department. It is the second largest city (in people) only after Santa Cruz de la Sierra.[3] It is in the western part of the country in the department of the same name. It is at an elevation of 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level, making it the world's highest de facto capital city.

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