Theme Week Bolivia – Sucre

June 29th, 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Sucre, capital de Bolivia © flickr.com - Micah MacAllen/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sucre, capital de Bolivia © flickr.com – Micah MacAllen/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, the capital of the Chuquisaca Department, and one of the capitals of Bolivia, where the Supreme Court is located. The government of the City of Sucre is divided into the executive and legislative branches. The city is named in honor of the revolutionary leader Antonio José de Sucre. After the economic decline of Potosí and its silver industry, Sucre lost the Bolivian seat of government when it was moved to La Paz in 1898. Today, it is the 6th most populated city in Bolivia. Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an elevation of 2,810 meters (9,214 feet). This relatively high altitude gives the city a cool temperate climate year-round.   read more…

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