La Paz Municipality, Bolivia

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La Paz Municipality
Municipality
La Paz with Illimani in the background
La Paz with Illimani in the background
La Paz Municipality is located in Bolivia
La Paz Municipality
La Paz Municipality
Location of the La Paz Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 15°57′0″S 67°50′0″W / 15.95000°S 67.83333°W / -15.95000; -67.83333Coordinates: 15°57′0″S 67°50′0″W / 15.95000°S 67.83333°W / -15.95000; -67.83333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Pedro Domingo Murillo Province
Seat La Paz
Government
 • Mayor Juan Fernando del Granado Cosio (2007)
 • President Luis Revilla Herrero (2007)
Area
 • Total 762 sq mi (1,973 km2)
Elevation 11,800 ft (3,600 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 793,293
Website http://www.lapaz.bo/

La Paz Municipality is the capital municipality (sección municipal capital) and one of the five municipalities of the Pedro Domingo Murillo Province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. Its seat is La Paz.

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Real traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the municipality are listed below:[1][2]

Places of interest[edit]

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipality are:[3]

  • Wayna Potosí, a mountain about 15 km north west of La Paz
  • Qutapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
  • Abra de la Cumbre at a height of 4,650 m above sea level, the highest point on the route between La Paz and the Yungas
  • K'ili K'ili viewpoint which presents a panoramic view of the city of La Paz
  • Muela del Diablo ("Devil's Tooth"), a giant rock of about 150 m height that has the shape of a tooth
  • Valle de la Luna ("Moon Valley"), south of La Paz city
  • La Paz zoo "Vesty Pakos Sofra" with an area of 22.4 ha, the largest zoo in Bolivia, the second largest in South America and the highest in the world.
  • Inkachaka Dam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 5944-I La Paz (Norte) and 5945-II Milluni
  2. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:100,000 Chulumani 3338
  3. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Tourist guide by the government of the department

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