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Bolivia Cities - Cities of Bolivia
Many of the Bolivia cities have been around since the colonial era and still have many colonial buildings still standing today. Since there are cities in Bolivia with historical importance, it makes it a great country to visit.
The three largest Bolivian cities are Santa Cruz, La Paz and Cochabamba. All of which have a population of around one million, with Santa Cruz's population exceeding La Paz in the past ten years.
Also on this page are many facts and great info on the cities in Bolivia. You can choose any of the links that is near the photo to get more detailed travel information and checkout the main attractions in that city.
See below for a list of Bolivia Cities & the top destinations in each city. Below is a map of major Bolivia cities and larger towns.
Major Cities of Bolivia:
La PazThe city of La Paz is the second largest of the Bolivia cities and is one of two capital cities in Bolivia. La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, while Sucre is the constitutional capital.
La Paz is the world's highest capital city, sitting in a sunken valley in the Andes Mountain range. The city is located at an elevation of about 11,811 feet (3,600 meters) above sea level.
La Paz is the top destination in Bolivia for travelers because its stunning beauty and many attractions located in the area. Click on La Paz for more travel information on the city.
Santa CruzSanta Cruz is the largest of the Bolivia cities and lies in the tropical low lands of eastern Bolivia. Santa Cruz is by far Bolivias most prosperous city and is among the fastest growing, with a population exceeding La Paz in the past ten years and becoming the largest city in Bolivia.
With a population of around 1.5 million, the city has continued to grow economically and demographically at a fast rate. Though the city is still dominated with old colonial buildings, you'll find new residential and commercial buildings going up everywhere, as well as big American corporations with offices there.
CochabambaCochabamba is the third largest of the Bolivia cities, with a population of around one million people and still growing. The city is located in a valley in the Andean Mountain Range at an elevation of 2,550 meters (8,366 ft.) above sea level
Cochabamba, Bolivia is known as the "City of Eternal Spring", due to its spring-like temperatures year round. The climate is considered the most comfortable in all of Bolivia, with warm and sunny days and cool nights.
Check out the Cochabamba main page
SucreSucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia. The city has a population of 247,300 and is located in the south-central part of the country in the Andean Mountain range.
Sucre is know for its colonial history, with many colonial buildings throughout the city. In 1991, UNESCO declared it a world heritage site, with many cultural attractions, museums, shops, and restaurants.
More on Sucre
Oruro is Bolivia's folklore capital, home of the Carnaval de Oruro, one of the biggest carnivals in South America.
PotosiPotosi is said to be the highest city in the world at about 4,090 m (13,454 feet) above sea level.
Potosi was once a wealthy city because of the large amounts of silver ore deposits in Cerro Rico, (Rich Mountain) and the mines there were a major supply of silver for the Spanish Empire over three hundred years ago.
TarijaThe city of Tarija has a population of about 150,000 people and is in the far south part of Bolivia, near the border of Argentina and Paraguay.
Tarija is Bolivia's wine growing region, the area is home to some of the world's highest vineyards up to 6,500 feet (2,000 m). The first grapevines were brought in during the late 1500's by missionaries who realized the region was blessed with land and climate that is perfect for grape and wine production.
RurrenabaqueRurrenabaque is a small town in the northern part of Bolivia, with a population of about 12,000 people. The town is located about 400 km northeast of La Paz and is situated on the east banks of the Beni River.
Rurrenabaque has become a popular destination for travelers or ecotourists wanting to see parts of the Bolivian Amazon, with its close proximity to the pristine forests of Madidi National Park and to see the plentiful wildlife of the surrounding pampas along Rio Yacuma.
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