Viacha

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Viacha
Wiyacha
Viacha is located in Bolivia
Viacha
Viacha
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°39′12″S 68°18′6″W / 16.65333°S 68.30167°W / -16.65333; -68.30167Coordinates: 16°39′12″S 68°18′6″W / 16.65333°S 68.30167°W / -16.65333; -68.30167
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Ingavi Province
Municipality Viacha Municipality
Area
 • Total 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Elevation 3,871 m (12,700 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 38,457
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Climate Cwc

Viacha is a city in Bolivia, situated in the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department. Viacha lies in the Altiplano, 22 km. Southwest of La Paz. Transportation to and from the city includes cars, buses, and a train.[1]

Economy[edit]

Viacha is home to one of the largest cement factories in Bolivia, 'Cemento Viacha,' which is part of SOBOCE [1]. Other sources of income for the city include agriculture, mainly consisting of potatoes.

Culture[edit]

The location of Viacha, which lies close to Lake Titicaca and Tiawanaku, makes it a cultural center for the Irohito-Urus. These descendants of the Incas have lived in this area for hundreds of years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ine.gov.bo/indice/visualizador.aspx?ah=PC20422.HTM
  2. ^ http://www.boliviacontact.com/es/conozca/viacha.php