Pedro Domingo Murillo Province

Pedro Domingo Murillo Province
Pedro Domingo Murillo
—  Province  —
Valle de la Luna ("Moon Valley")
Location of Pedro Domingo Murillo Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Coordinates: 16°30′0″S 68°0′0″W / 16.5°S 68°W / -16.5; -68
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Foundation October 17, 1912
Capital Palca
Area
 – Total 1,816.6 sq mi (4,705 km2)
Population (2001)
 – Total 1,484,328
 – Density 817.1/sq mi (315.5/km2)
 – Ethnicities Aymara

Pedro Domingo Murillo is a province in the Bolivian department of La Paz. It contains the Bolivian administrative capital, La Paz, as well as the major city of El Alto.

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Subdivision

The province is divided into five municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
Capital municipality La Paz Municipality La Paz
1st Palca Municipality Palca
2nd Mecapaca Municipality Mecapaca
3rd Achocalla Municipality Achocalla
4th El Alto Municipality El Alto

Places of interest

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipality are:[1]

  • In La Paz Municipality:
    • Huayna Potosí Snowcovered Mountain
    • Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
    • Abra de la Cumbre at a height of 4,650 m above sea level, the highest point on the route between La Paz and the Yungas
    • Killi Killi viewpoint which presents a panoramic view of the city of La Paz
    • Muela del Diablo ("Devil's Tooth"), a giant rock of about 150 m height that has the shape of a tooth
    • Valle de la Luna ("Moon Valley"), south of La Paz city
    • La Paz zoo "Vesty Pakos Sofra" with an area of 22.4 ha, the largest zoo in Bolivia, the second largest in South America and the highest in the world.
    • Lake Inkachaka
  • In Palca Municipality:
    • Apacheta viewpoint in Palca Canton which offers a sight of the contrasting landscape and snowcapped Illimani
    • Valle de los Ánimas ("Valley of the Souls") and its lake (Laguna de las Ánimas) in Palca Canton
    • the town of Palca with houses of colonial times, Palca River, Chuaqueri gorge, also known as Palca gorge, and Takesi pre-Columbian trail in Palca Canton
    • the communities of Quilihuaya and Pinaya in Quilihuaya Canton
    • the community of Cohoni, its church dating from the 17th century and the chullpas of Ch'ullu Cahinbaya in Cohoni Canton

References

  1. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Tourist guide by the government of the department

External links

Coordinates: 16°30′S 68°00′W / 16.5°S 68°W / -16.5; -68



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