Desaguadero, Bolivia-Peru

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Desaguadero
Chaka Marka
Desaguadero, border Peru - Bolivia
Desaguadero, border Peru - Bolivia
Desaguadero is located in Bolivia
Desaguadero
Desaguadero
Location on the border of Bolivia and Peru
Coordinates: 16°34′S 69°02′W / 16.567°S 69.033°W / -16.567; -69.033
Country Bolivia, Peru
Department / Region La Paz Department (Bo), Puno Region (Pe)
Province Chucuito Province (Pe), Ingavi Province (Bo)
District / Municipality Desaguadero District (Pe), Desaguadero Municipality (Bo)
Government
 • Mayor Espiredion Mamani Quispe (2007) (Bo)
 • President Eleuterio Quispe Huanca / Samuel Quispe Ticona (2007) (Bo)
Elevation 12,556 ft (3,827 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,219

Desaguadero (Spanish for "channel, drain for drawing off superfluous water") or Chaka Marka (Aymara and Quechua for "bridge village") is a town on the Bolivian-Peruvian border. On the Bolivian side it is situated in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province, Desaguadero Municipality, Desaguadero Canton. On the Peruvian side it lies in the Puno Region, Chucuito Province, Desaguadero District. Both parts of the town are united by a binational bridge.

The town is located 86 km from La Paz, 146 km from Puno city and 190 km from Juliaca.

Climate[edit]

Desaguadero has a tropical subalpine climate (Cwc).

Climate data for Desaguadero
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
14
(57)
14
(57)
15
(59)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
16
(61)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
4
(39)
3
(37)
2
(36)
−2
(28)
−4
(25)
−4
(25)
−3
(27)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
2
(36)
4
(39)
0.6
(33.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 137.3
(5.406)
82.6
(3.252)
82.3
(3.24)
31.6
(1.244)
5.0
(0.197)
9.8
(0.386)
4.0
(0.157)
30.2
(1.189)
27.8
(1.094)
39.8
(1.567)
49.7
(1.957)
76.6
(3.016)
576.7
(22.705)
[citation needed]

Source: [1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 16°34′S 69°02′W / 16.567°S 69.033°W / -16.567; -69.033

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