La Paz

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La Paz
Nuestra Señora de La Paz[1] (es)
Chuqi Yapu (ay)
La Paz (en)
Central La Paz Bolivia 2.jpg
Flag of La Paz
Flag
Official seal of La Paz
Seal
Motto(s): "Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria"
Country Bolivia
DepartamentLa Paz
ProvincePedro Domingo Murillo
FoundedOctober 20, 1548 by Alonso de Mendoza
IndependenceJuly 16, 1809
Incorporated (El Alto)20th century
Government
 • MayorLuis Antonio Revilla Herrero [2]
Area
 • City472 km2 (182 sq mi)
 • Urban3,240 km2 (1,250 sq mi)
Elevation3,640 m (11,942 ft)
Population (2008[3])
 • City877,363
 • Density6,275.16/km2 (16,252.6/sq mi)
 • Metro2,364,235
Time zoneGMT-4
Area code(s)2
HDI (2010)0.672 – high[4]
Websitewww.lapaz.bo

Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnwes.tɾa seˈɲoɾa ðe la pas]; English: Our Lady of Peace; Aymara: Chuqi Yapu)[5] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Breve Historia de nuestro país (pág.3), Bolivian Government Official Website(es)
  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. Yaticha Kamani / Ministerio de Educación, Aymara aru thakhinchawi, Chuqi Yapu 2011