Theme Week Bolivia – La Paz

30 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

San Jorge neighborhood © Pedro16792/cc-by-sa-4.0

San Jorge neighborhood © Pedro16792/cc-by-sa-4.0

La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz (English: Our Lady of Peace), is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (the constitutional capital of Bolivia is Sucre). With an estimated 800,000 residents, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia (after Santa Cruz de la Sierra and El Alto). Its metropolitan area, which is formed by La Paz, El Alto and Viacha, makes up the most populous urban area in Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million. It is also the capital of the La Paz Department.   read more…

Theme Week Bolivia – Sucre

29 June 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…

Theme Week Bolivia – Quillacollo

28 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Willaq/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Willaq/cc-by-sa-4.0

Quillacollo is the capital of Quillacollo Province in Cochabamba Department. The municipality was established on 14 September 1905 under the Presidency of Ismail Montes. Quillacollo City is one of the various provincial capitals around Cochabamba City, which are increasingly swallowed by the extending perimeter of “greater” Cochabamba (city). Quillacollo is linked to the city of Cochabamba through the Avenida Blanco Galindo, a particularly busy stretch on the main national highway. Quillacollo is mostly a market town with a sizable agricultural hinterland, but also hosts some relevant industry and a district court which supports a relevant population of lawyers.   read more…

Theme Week Bolivia – Sacaba

27 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Fernando Just/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Fernando Just/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sacaba is a capital city and a municipality in the province of Chapare. The city, located 13 kilometers eastward from Cochabamba, is the second largest city in the Cochabamba Department after Cochabamba city. Post-colonial architecture may be seen in the inner part of Sacaba; however, some has been destroyed due to lack of municipal care.   read more…

Theme Week Bolivia – El Alto

26 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Market © Vallendar/IMEGS/cc-by-sa-3.0

Market © Vallendar/IMEGS/cc-by-sa-3.0

El Alto is a municipality and the second-largest city in Bolivia, located adjacent to La Paz in Pedro Domingo Murillo Province on the Altiplano highlands. El Alto is today one of Bolivia’s fastest-growing urban centers, with a population of 974,754 in 2011. El Alto is the highest major metropolis in the world, with an average elevation of 4,150 m (13,615 ft). The El Alto-La Paz metropolitan area, formed by the cities of El Alto, La Paz, and Viacha, constitutes the most populous urban area of Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million inhabitants (greater than the metropolitan area of the country’s largest city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra).   read more…

Theme Week Bolivia

25 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Sucre panorama © flickr.com - Micah MacAllen/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sucre panorama © flickr.com – Micah MacAllen/cc-by-sa-2.0

Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The capital is Sucre while the seat of government is located in La Paz. The largest city and principal economic and financial center is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, located on the Llanos Orientales (Tropical lowlands) a mostly flat region in the East of Bolivia. It is divided into nine departments. Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is within the Andean mountain range. With 1,098,581 km2 (424,164 sq mi) of area, Bolivia is the 5th largest country in South America and the 27th largest in the world.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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