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Villazon is located in Bolivia
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 22°05′28″S 65°35′46″W / 22.09111°S 65.59611°W / -22.09111; -65.59611Coordinates: 22°05′28″S 65°35′46″W / 22.09111°S 65.59611°W / -22.09111; -65.59611
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Potosi
Province Modesto Omiste
Elevation 3,447 m (11,309 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 37,113
Website Official website

Villazón is a town in southern Bolivia, on the border with Argentina. It sits directly across a river from La Quiaca in Argentina. The town is a busy trading hub, with large quantities of goods flowing north.

It is also a heavily used transit hub for tourists passing into Bolivia. A train line connects Villazón with Tupiza, Uyuni and Oruro. Two train services, the Expreso del Sur and slightly cheaper Wara Wara del Sur, each run twice a week. Buses also connect to many destinations.

People queueing up to cross the border into Villazón.