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Cities in Bolivia

Cities in Bolivia. Bolivia’s main cities are concentrated in the centre and west of the country, whereas the Eastern part is mainly covered by rainforests.

In recent decades Bolivian cities have become much bigger and therefore a more important part of the country’s geography. This is due to urban migration of the working classes from Bolivia’s rural areas to the cities, where more jobs are available.

Bolivia’s main towns and cities are all concentrated in the centre and west of the country, whereas the Eastern part is mainly covered by tropical rainforests. The Andes mountains and the Altiplano were where the Incas first settled and these parts remain the most densely populated. On the altiplano, the major cities of La Paz, Oruro and Potosí are all found. La Paz, is actually one of Bolivia’s two capitals, Oruro is famous for its yearly carnival and Potosí is known for is silver mines.

A little further west is an area cut up by streams and valleys, and this is where Cochabamba and Sucre, Bolivia’s other capital, are situated. Sucre is in fact the official capital, despite not being one of the most populated cities, whereas La Paz is the head of the government.

Finally, moving into the tropical regions of Bolivia, are Trinidad, and the country’s biggest city, Santa Cruz. The climate here is a hot and humid tropical climate, and the land is the most fertile in Bolivia. Bolivia’s cities offer plenty to see for tourists, such as colonial architecture, important historical buildings, museums and art galleries.

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