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Department of La Paz
Department
Ch'iyar Quta (La Paz)
Ch'iyar Quta (La Paz)
Flag of Department of La Paz
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of La Paz
Coat of arms
Location of La Paz Department within Bolivia
Location of La Paz Department within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Country  Bolivia
Capital La Paz, Bolivia
Area
 • Total 133,985 km2 (51,732 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,706,359
 • Density 20.19897/km2 (52.31509/sq mi)
Time zone BOT (UTC-4)

La Paz Department is a department in Bolivia. The capital city is also named La Paz.

Provinces

The Department of La Paz is divided into 20 provinces (provincias) which are further divided into 85 municipalities. Then on the fourth level into cantons.

The provinces with their capitals are:

Province Area km² Population (2012 census) Capital
Abel Iturralde 42,815 18,073 Ixiamas
Aroma 4,510 97,364 Sica Sica
Bautista Saavedra 2,525 16,308 Charazani
Caranavi 3,400 59,365 Caranavi
Eliodoro Camacho 2,080 53,747 Puerto Acosta
Franz Tamayo 15,900 26,997 Apolo
Gualberto Villarroel 1,935 17,782 San Pedro de Curahuara de Carangas
Ingavi 5,410 134,535 Viacha
Inquisivi 6,430 66,346 Inquisivi
José Manuel Pando 1,976 7,381 Santiago de Machaca
José Ramón Loayza 3,370 47,295 Luribay
Larecaja 8,110 86,481 Sorata
Los Andes 1,658 77,579 Pucarani
Manco Kapac 367 27,154 Copacabana
Muñecas 4,965 29,694 Chuma
Nor Yungas 1,720 36,983 Coroico
Omasuyos 2,065 84,484 Achacachi
Pacajes 10,584 55,180 Coro Coro
Pedro Domingo Murillo 4,705 1,663,099 Palca
Sud Yungas 5,770 105,013 Chulumani
Total: 133,985 km² 2,706,359
Note: More than 3,770 km² of Lake Titicaca

Places of interest

  • Apolobamba Integrated Management Natural Area
  • Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
  • Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve and Communal Lands
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Chacaltaya


Coordinates: 15°00′S 68°20′W / 15°S 68.333°W / -15; -68.333

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