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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The administrative capital and largest city of Bolivia, in the western part of the country near Lake Titicaca. Built on the site of an Inca village, it is the highest capital in the world, lying at an altitude of about 3,660 m (12,010 ft) above sea level.

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  • proper noun The administrative capital of Bolivia.
  • proper noun The capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

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  • noun capital city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia

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Examples

  • WHITBECK: Well, they say they already have crews out on those roads and as they come upon parts of the roads that are blocked, they're going ahead and reopening them and that's why La Paz, which is the largest city in the region has about 150,000 people, has not been cut off.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2006

  • But Hurricane John is now -- has probably just headed over the city of La Paz, which is a city of about 150, 000 people on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2006

  • This house, called La Paz, is connected with a circumstance that rendered it peculiarly interesting to us.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • There's a large section of oil that's found in the northern part of the state of La Paz, which is where the city of El Alto is in, and it's going to bring, again, you know, development, jobs and money to this state.

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  • There's a large section of oil that's found in the northern part of the state of La Paz, which is where the city of El Alto is in, and it's going to bring, again, you know, development, jobs and money to this state.

    MyAntiwar.org

  • Thousands of people have rallied in La Paz, Bolivia to demand higher salaries as the cost of food and fuel increases.

    Thousands Protest in Bolivia Over Rising Prices

  • The mission of the new mission -- the Jesuits named it Santa Rosa de las Palmas -- was to supply the one at La Paz.

    Bob Schulman: Todos Santos: A Sweet Story

  • Todos Santos lost one of its best customers when -- sparked in part by a Jesuit edict banning the local Indians' traditional practice of polygamy -- the natives booted out the bringers of Christianity to La Paz.

    Bob Schulman: Todos Santos: A Sweet Story

  • Morales canceled plans to participate in a Thursday march, returning to La Paz, after people in the mining city mounted protests against rising food prices and shortages.

    Bolivian President Rattled By Protests

  • On Thursday, there were also protests in the main Bolivian cities of La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

    Bolivian President Rattled By Protests

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