Desaguadero, Bolivia-Peru

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Desaguadero

Huchusuma
Chakamarka
Peruvian part of Desaguadero, near to the Bolivian border.
Peruvian part of Desaguadero, near to the Bolivian border.
Desaguadero is located in Peru
Desaguadero
Desaguadero
Location on the border of Bolivia and Peru
Coordinates: 16°34′S 69°00′W / 16.567°S 69.000°W / -16.567; -69.000
CountryPeru, Bolivia
RegionPuno Region (PE)
ProvinceChucuito Province (PE)
DistrictDesaguadero District (PE)
DepartmentLa Paz Department (BO)
ProvinceIngavi Province (BO)
MunicipalityDesaguadero Municipality (BO)
Government
 • MayorGumercindo Pari Escobar (2014-2018) (PE)
 • MayorWilfredo Acarapi Aruquipa (2015-2020) (BO)
Elevation
12,556 ft (3,827 m)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total2,219
Websitemunidesaguadero.gob.pe

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
(60)
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)
1
(33)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 137.3
(5.41)
82.6
(3.25)
82.3
(3.24)
31.6
(1.24)
5.0
(0.20)
9.8
(0.39)
4.0
(0.16)
30.2
(1.19)
27.8
(1.09)
39.8
(1.57)
49.7
(1.96)
76.6
(3.02)
576.7
(22.72)
[citation needed]

Source: [1]

References[edit]

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