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Wherever you look up in la Paz, there are always peaks

La Paz was established by the Spanish in 1548 in a high valley in the Andes. The city is surrounded by snowy peaks, and its houses cover the mountain slopes. The city's population is about 800,000.

La Paz is the biggest city in Bolivia, and is the administrative capital of the country. All the main governmental institutes of Bolivia are located here. A common mistake is to think that La Paz is the capital city of Bolivia. It is not - Sucre is the official capital.

Altitude Sickness
The city of La Paz is located over 3600 meters above sea level, which makes it the highest big city in the world. The visit to La Paz requires acclimatization to new altitudes due to the thin air in this height. If you are still not used to heights, then you should spend the first few days in La Paz resting and acclimatizing.

Best Regards
Manuel

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  • Copyright: manuel matos (efigesta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1958 W: 73 N: 2483] (12188)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-00-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-29 6:13
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