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 (pō-tə-sē′, -tō-)
A city of south-central Bolivia southwest of Sucre in the Andes at an altitude of about 4,100 m (13,450 ft). It was founded after silver was discovered in 1545 and during its early days was a fabled source of riches.


(Spanish potoˈsi)
(Placename) a city in S Bolivia, at an altitude of 4066 m (13 340 ft): one of the highest cities in the world; developed with the discovery of local silver in 1545; tin mining; university (1571). Pop: 144 000 (2005 est)


(ˌpɔ tɔˈsi)

a city in S Bolivia. 113,000; 13,022 ft. (3970 m) above sea level.
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Certainly the exertion of walking was extremely great, and the respiration became deep and laborious: I am told that in Potosi (about 13,000 feet above the sea) strangers do not become thoroughly accustomed to the atmosphere for an entire year.
Bolivian state-run telecoms operator Entel will be investing around USD 29 million to improve and expand its network infrastructure in the department of Potosi.
US Editor, in San Luis Potosi THE idea of upping sticks from the Midlands and moving to San Luis Potosi may seem crazy.
They now report discovery of a layer within a Quelccaya ice core that dates to the Spanish conquest of the Incas, which contains bits of lead and bears the chemical signature of the silver mines of Potosi.
The library was dedicated on June 12, 2014 at the Potosi Brewery Complex in Potosi, Wisconsin.
The 450-km section will run through the states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi and includes two pumping stations.
ISLAMABAD -- A grave containing at least 400 people has been unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners, BBC reported.
The announcement comes 16 months after commissioning of the first Farrel F-270 at the 66,000 square-foot plant in the city of San Luis Potosi and 24 months after Preferred purchased the operation from Iacp Jevsa of Barcelona, Spain in July of 2012.
The state of San Luis Potosi in the center of Mexico contains several distinctive habitats, including the Chihuahuan Desert and topical perennial forests.
Mexico City, Jumada II 18, 1434, Apr 28, 2013, SPA - Thirteen people were killed and some 65 injured in a prison riot on Saturday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, local officials said.
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Inhabitants of La Paz, a small town near the Colquechaca municipality in Bolivia's Potosi district, were infuriated at the news that 17-year-old Santos Ramos may have been responsible for the death of 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco, the (http://www.