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visitors to Bolivia.
Bolivia and Paraguay are the only
landlocked countries in South America. For Bolivia, the nearest seaport is Arica, in Chile.
Countries neighbouring Bolivia are: Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Bolivia is located in the heart of South America, between the
Andes and the Amazon.
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La Paz, located in the west of the country, is the administrative
capital of Bolivia and the highest large city in the world (3,625 m above sea level).
Connections to Peru are very good, by way of
La Paz was founded by the Spanish in 1548, and thrived on its
strategic location between the Bolivian silver mines and the ocean.
Although Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia, government office
has been held in La Paz since 1898.
The National Museum, and the presidential palace are also in La Paz,
and a 12,000 capacity cathedral was completed here in1933.
Spectacular rides of up to 40 miles of continuous downhill riding around La Paz. Closed
during rainy season: 1st December to 1st February.
Accommodation in La Paz
Hotels in La Paz.
Where to Stay in Bolivia
Potosi, Santa Cruz, Sucre.
The only reason to travel to Cochabamba is to transit between La
Paz and Sucre.
The capital of Bolivia, almost in name only, is in the south of
the country; south-east of La Paz; where government business is carried out.
The supreme court is located in Sucre as is San Francisco Xavier
University; one of the oldest higher education establishments in South America.
Founded as Chuquisaca in 1538, the city was renamed in honour of the
first Bolivian president, Antonio Jose de Sucre, in 1840.
You'll probably pass through Santa Cruz if you're heading for Brazil or Argentina.
Potosi is one of the highest communities in the world, and the
place to go to if you want to visit Bolivian tin mines.
It gets mighty cold up here, so wrap up warm.
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