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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.

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
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvincePedro Domingo Murillo Province
SeatLa Paz
Government
 • MayorLuis Revilla Herrero (2010)
Area
 • Total762 sq mi (1,973 km2)
Elevation
11,800 ft (3,600 m)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total793,293
Websitehttp://www.lapaz.bo/

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GeographyEdit

Places of interestEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 Archived 2011-05-09 at the Wayback Machine Tourist guide by the government of the department

External linksEdit