La Paz

What is La Paz known for?


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centers with the help of the German (Germany) Scouts, American Scouts (Boy Scouts of America), and Spanish Scouts (Scouting in Spain), among many others. These community centers are located in Cochabamba (headquarters); where a library and some other community development buildings are located, besides a convention center; La Paz (past headquarters), also a library and other community development buildings, featuring assistance centers; and Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz de la Sierra). Other


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of Pedro Domingo Murillo, martyr of the independence revolution of 1809, has been preserved and is now a museum. The house displays a collection of furniture, textiles, and art from colonial times. *Museo Costumbrista: Displays ceramic dolls wearing traditional customs that show how was life in the early 19th century. Also on display are photos of old La Paz. *Museo Nacional de Arqueología (''National Museum of Archeology''): Depicts a collection of artifacts of the Tiawanaku culture. *Museo del Litoral (''Museum of the Litoral Coastal Region''): Displays objects from the 1879 war in which Bolivia lost its sea coast to Chile. *Museo del Oro (''Gold Museum''): Depicts pre-Conquest works made of gold, silver and copper. *Museo de Etnografía y Folklore (''Ethnography and Folkolore Museum''): Located in a house built during the late 18th century, it exhibits customs and art of two ethnic groups: Chipayas and Ayoreos. *Museo del Charango (''Museum of Charango''): Located in Calle Linares, the museum displays an important variety of charangos. Other native instruments are displayed as well. *Museo de Historia Natural (''Natural History Museum''): Exhibits on Bolivian paleontology, geology, zoology and botanical elements of interest. *Casa Museo Marina Nuñez del Prado (''Marina Nuñez del Prado House Museum''): Displays Quechua and Aymara-theme sculptures by Bolivian artist Marina Nuñez del Prado. *Museo Nacional de Arte (''National Art Museum''): Located in Calle Comercio, on a former palace built in 1775, displays works by Melchor Perez de Holguín and Marina Nuñez del Prado, among others. *Mercado de Brujas (''Witches' Market''): Merchandise sold here includes herbs, remedies as well as other ingredients used in Aymara (Aymara people) traditions. *Feria de Alasitas: This fair is celebrated for two weeks each year, beginning January 24. The central figure is a little god of abundance known as Ekeko, which means dwarf in Aymara (Aymara language). *Museo San Francisco Cultural Center Churches and cathedrals thumb Metropolitan Cathedral (File:Catedral Metropolitana de La Paz.JPG) thumb San Francisco Church (File:San-Francisco Bolivia.jpg) *Metropolitan Cathedral, built in 1835 and located next to the Presidential Palace, on Murillo Square; *San Francisco Church (Basilica of San Francisco, La Paz, Bolivia), founded in 1548 and rebuilt 1784. Other attractions *Bolivian Presidential Palace (Palacio Quemado), also known as "Burned Palace". *Parque Urbano Central ''(Central Urban Park)'' Local festivals * January 24: ''Alasitas'' is a yearly fair where people buy miniature gifts and praise the god of prosperity, Ekeko. The fair begins every January 24 and lasts for a month. * February 2: ''Virgen de Copacabana'', (Villa Copacabana) * May 1: ''San José Obrero'' (V. Nuevo Potosí) * May 3: ''Señor de la Santa Cruz'' (Calvario, Tacagua, Calacoto) * May 13: ''Virgen de Fátima'' (Villa Fátima) * May 14: ''San Isidro, Labrador'' (San Isidro) * May 17: ''Señor de la Sentencia'' (Villa Armonía) * May: Jesus, ''Señor del Gran Poder'' (movible, Gran Poder) * June 13: ''San Antonio de Padua'' (San Antonio) * June 24: ''San Juan Bautista'' (Valle Hermoso, San Juan) * June 29: ''San Pedro Apóstol'' (San Pedro) * July 16: ''Virgen del Carmen, Patroness of Bolivia and the Armed Forces of the Nation Efemerides of La Paz * July 25: ''Apóstol Santiago'' (Munaypata, Pampahasi, Pasankeri, Periférica, Alto Delicias) * August 15: ''Virgen de Urqupiña'' (Urkupiña) * August 15: ''Virgen de la Asunción'' (Villa Victoria) * September 8: ''Virgen de las Nieves'' (V. Copacabana, M. Paredes, La Portada, Achachicala, Alto Irpavi, Cotahuma, Las Nieves) * September 8: ''Virgen de los Remedios'' (Miraflores) * September 14: ''Señor de la Exaltación'' (Obrajes, G. de Lima, Bajo Tejar, Vino Tinto) * September 24: ''Virgen de la Merced'' (Cota Cota) * October 7: ''Virgen del Rosario'' (El Rosario) * November: ''Cristo Rey'' (Pura Pura) * December 4: ''Santa Barbara'' (Santa Bárbara, Llojeta) * December 8: ''Virgen de la Concepción'' (Kupini, Sopocachi, Achumani) Transportation Air thumb New Look of El Alto International Airport (File:SalaPreembarque07.gif) thumb Waiting area in El Alto International Airport for domestic flights. (File:Lapaz airport.jpg) La Paz is served by El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB), which is situated eight miles ( Commons:Category:La Paz Wikipedia:La Paz, Bolivia


agusan

, such as Medellin (Medellin, Cebu), Santander (Santander, Cebu), Nueva Valencia, Naga City (Naga City, Camarines Sur) (prior to 1919 was known as ''Nueva Cáceres''), Las Piñas, Prosperidad, Isabela City, Sierra Bullones, Angeles (Angeles City), La Paz, Esperanza (Esperanza, Agusan del Sur), Buenavista (Buenavista, Agusan del Norte), Pilar (Pilar, Sorsogon), La Trinidad (La Trinidad, Benguet), Garcia Hernandez, Trece Martires, Los Baños, Laguna Los Baños


political participation

indigenous territories (Siriono Indigenous Territory, Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, the Multiethnic Indigenous Territory I, and Chimán Indigenous Territory) and the government's 1991 ratification of the ILO (International Labor Organization) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989). A second '''March for Territory, Land, Political Participation and Development''' was held in 1996.


energy industry

200505150006.html (Chosun Ilbo) (BBC) May 31 2005 (Tuesday) * In Bolivia, police and protesters clash in the capital La Paz outside congress, disrupting its meetings. Protesters have closed the roads to the city. They demand nationalization of energy industry. (Reuters AlertNet) Private Entrepreneurs Confederation of Bolivia demands resignation of president Carlos


frequently play

and international games. Always Ready frequently play at the Estadio Rafael Mendoza which belongs to The Strongest, who rarely use the stadium due to its relatively small capacity. Education The city hosts some of the most important universities of the country: class "wikitable" style "text-align:center;" font-size:100%" style "color:white; text-align:center; background:#37c8ab;" '''Foundation''' colspan "3" font-size:100%" style "color:white; text-align:center; background:#37c8ab;" '''University''' font-size:100%" style "color:white; text-align:center; background:#37c8ab;" '''World Ranking 2012 (CSIC Webometrics)''' Commons:Category:La Paz Wikipedia:La Paz, Bolivia


food program

, Bolivia in support of legislation that would impose larger taxes on foreign energy companies. Some demand nationalization. (MercoPress) (Reuters AlertNet) (BBC) * The United Nations World Food Program states that North Korea is in dire need of food aid. (Chosun Ilbo) (BBC) May 31 2005 (Tuesday) * In Bolivia, police and protesters clash in the capital La Paz outside congress, disrupting its meetings. Protesters have closed the roads to the city. They demand nationalization of energy industry. (Reuters AlertNet) Private Entrepreneurs Confederation of Bolivia demands resignation of president Carlos Mesa (MercoPress) * Serbia withdraws arrest warrant of Mirjana Marković, wife of Slobodan Milošević (Kosovareport) (BBC) goals1 Aragonés Commons:Category:La Paz Wikipedia:La Paz, Bolivia


playing style

in Bolivia and the only team to have played continuously in the country's top Division for a century. Its main rival is Bolívar (Club Bolívar), with whom it plays the La Paz football derby par excellence. Traditionally, The Strongest was considered the team of the La Paz upper class, while Bolívar represented the humbler social strata. In playing style, the club has been renowned for its tenacity (''garra''). Lechín was born to a Lebanese immigrant father and a Bolivian mother in Corocoro


extensive study

environment difficult, or whose schedules make fitting in with a school's timetable impossible. Rita offers private tuition at whatever time is most convenient, either at her home, your hostel, or a quiet café of your choice. More than 10 years experience teaching Spanish, and a positive, adaptable approach based on her extensive study of cognitive theory. Specialises in helping students who have found that rigid, traditional approaches don't work for them. *


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La Paz

other_name motto http: www.bolivia.com turismo ciudades la_paz historia.htm ''Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria'' image_skyline image_caption image_flag Flag of lapaz.svg image_seal Escudo de La Paz.png image_map mapsize map_caption Location of La Paz within La Paz Department (La Paz Department (Bolivia)). image_map1 mapsize1 map_caption1 pushpin_map Bolivia pushpin_mapsize coordinates_display inline,title coordinates_region BO subdivision_type Country (Countries of the world) subdivision_name subdivision_type1 Departament (Departments of Bolivia) subdivision_name1 La Paz (La Paz Department (Bolivia)) subdivision_type2 Province (Provinces of Bolivia) subdivision_name2 Pedro Domingo Murillo (Pedro Domingo Murillo Province) leader_title Mayor leader_name established_title1 Founded established_date1 established_title2 Independence established_date2 July 16, 1809 established_title3 established_date3 established_title4 El Alto incorporated established_date4 20th century area_magnitude unit_pref area_total_km2 472 area_total_sq_mi area_land_km2 area_land_sq_mi area_water_km2 area_water_sq_mi area_water_percent area_urban_km2 3240 area_urban_sq_mi area_metro_km2 area_metro_sq_mi population_as_of 2008 population_note population_total 877,363 population_density_km2 population_density_sq_mi 4,820.6 population_metro 2,364,235 population_density_metro_km2 population_density_metro_sq_mi population_urban population_blank1_title population_blank1 timezone BOT (UTC−4) utc_offset −4 timezone_DST utc_offset_DST latd 16 latm 30 latNS S longd 68 longm 09 longEW W elevation_m 3,640 elevation_ft 11,942 blank_name HDI (Human Development Index)  blank_info postal_code_type postal_code area_code 2 website www.lapaz.bo footnotes

'''Nuestra Señora de La Paz''' ( above sea level (Above mean sea level).

It is, ''de facto'', the world's highest (List of highest towns by country) administrative capital. Quito, Ecuador is the highest official capital. While the official capital of Bolivia (and its seat of justice) is Sucre, La Paz has more government departments.

The city sits in a bowl surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. As it grew, the city of La Paz climbed the hills, resulting in varying elevations from . Overlooking the city is towering triple-peaked Illimani, which is always snow-covered and can be seen from many parts of the city, including from the neighboring city of El Alto. As of the 2008 census, the city had a population of 877,363. Observatorio Bolivia Democrática

La Paz Metropolitan area (Metro La Paz), formed by the cities of La Paz, El Alto, and Viacha, make the most populous urban area of Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million inhabitants and surpassing the metropolitan area of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

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