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La Paz

Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: La Paz Skyline with Mount Illimani in the background, Palace of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, San Francisco Church, Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue, Red Line of the La Paz-El Alto cable car transit system, Downtown La Paz.
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: La Paz Skyline with Mount Illimani in the background, Palace of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, San Francisco Church, Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue, Red Line of the La Paz-El Alto cable car transit system, Downtown La Paz.
Flag of Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Flag
Motto: Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria (The dissenters in harmony gathered together in peace and love, and a town of peace they founded, for perpetual memory.)
Nuestra Señora de La Paz is located in Bolivia
Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°09′W / 16.500°S 68.150°W / -16.500; -68.150Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°09′W / 16.500°S 68.150°W / -16.500; -68.150
Country  Bolivia
Departament La Paz
Province Pedro Domingo Murillo
Founded
October 20, 1548 by Alonso de Mendoza
Independence July 16, 1809
El Alto incorporated 20th century
Government
 • Mayor Luis A. Revilla Herrero
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 1,861.2/km2 (4,820.6/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,364,235
Time zone BOT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 2
HDI (2010) 0.672 (high)
Website www.lapaz.bo
La Paz (elevation 4,058 m)
Climate chart ()
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