Cities in America – Cities in Bolivia – La Paz City

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La Paz, city in western Bolivia, situated on the La Paz River. La Paz is Bolivia’s largest city, the nation’s regulatory capital too and the capital of La Paz Department. The city sits in the midst of the Andes Mountains and is around 3625 m (around 11,900 ft) above ocean level, making it the most noteworthy highest city on the planet.

La Paz is connected by railways and interstates to urban areas in Peru and Argentina and to Arica, Chile, the closest port on the Pacific Ocean. In spite of the fact that Bolivia is wealthy in silver, copper, and lead, La Paz isn’t intensely industrialized a result of restricted influence assets. The essential businesses process nourishment and assembling materials, apparel, shoes, and synthetic substances. The city is the chief fare place for the mineral assets of Bolivia. In spite of the fact that Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia, La Paz has been the real focus of government since 1898.

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Except for the national Supreme Court, all administration capacities are focused in La Paz. It is additionally the site of the University of San Andrés (1830), the Catholic Bolivian University (1966), the National Museum, the presidential and legislative palaces, and a church building (finished in 1933). La Paz was established by the Spanish in 1548. It prospered as a result of its vital area on the exchange course between the Bolivian silver mines and the sea. From 1809 to 1824, the city was base camp for the progressive development against Spanish rule.