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La Paz
Nuestra Señora de La Paz (es)
Chuqi Yapu (ay)
La Paz (en)
Central La Paz Bolivia 2.jpg
Flag of La Paz
Flag
Official seal of La Paz
Seal

Motto: "Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y

pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria"
Location of La Paz within La Paz Department
Country  Bolivia
Departament La Paz
Province Pedro Domingo Murillo
Founded October 20, 1548 by Alonso de Mendoza
Independence July 16, 1809
Incorporated (El Alto) 20th century
Area
 • City 472 km2 (182 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,240 km2 (1,250 sq mi)
Elevation 3,640 m (11,942 ft)
Population (2008)
 • City 877,363
 • Density 6,275.16/km2 (16,252.6/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,364,235
Time zone GMT-4
Area code(s) 2
HDI (2010) 0.672 – high
Website www.lapaz.bo

Nuestra Señora de La Paz is the capital of Bolivia, and La Paz Department. It is the second largest city (in people) only after Santa Cruz de la Sierra. It is in the western part of the country in the department of the same name. It is at an elevation of 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level, making it the world's highest de facto capital city.

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