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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.
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(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)
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a city in S Bolivia. 113,000; 13,022 ft. (3970 m) above sea level.
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