LA PAZ DEPARTMENT
LA PAZ DEPARTMENT. General data, Economy of La Paz department, City of La Paz, Cities and villages.
Señora de La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, as well as the departmental capital of La Paz Department, and the second largest city (in population) only after Santa Cruz de la Sierra. It is located in the western part of the country on the department of the same name. It is located at an elevation of 3,660 meters above sea level, making it the world’s highest "de facto" capital city, or administrative capital. The official capital of Bolivia is Sucre and it is the seat of Justice, La Paz has more government departments, hence the "de facto" qualifier. The city seats in a "bowl" surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano.
STATISTICAL DATA OF LA PAZ DEPARTMENT: