Potosí is a ceety an the caipital o the Potosí Depairtment in Bolivie. It is ane o the heichest ceeties in the warld bi elevation at a nominal 4,090 metres (13,420 ft)[1] an it wis the location o the Spaingie colonial mint.

Potosí
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Banner o Potosí
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Coat o airms o Potosí
Coat o airms
Eik-name(s): 
Empire Ville (Villa Imperial in Spainyie)
Potosí is locatit in Bolivia
Potosí
Potosí
Location in Bolivie
Coordinates: 19°35′S 65°45′W / 19.583°S 65.750°W / -19.583; -65.750
KintraBolivie
DepairtmentPotosí
ProvinceTomás Frías
MunicipalityPotosí Municipality
Foondit1 Aprile 1545
Govrenment
 • MayorZenón Gutiérrez
Area
 • Total118.218 km2 (45.6 sq mi)
Elevation
4,067 m (13,343 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot164,481
Time zoneUTC-4
Wabsteidwww.potosi.bo
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Potosí lees beneath the Cerro de Potosí—sometimes referred tae as the Cerro Rico ("rich muntain")—a muntain popularly conceivit o as being "made o" siller ore, which haes aaways dominatit the ceety. The Cerro Rico is the raison for Potosí's historical importance, syne it wis the major supply o siller for Spain durin the period o the New Warld Spaingie Empire.

The silver wis taken bi llama an mule train tae the Paceefic coast, shippit north tae Panama Ceety, carriet bi mule train athort the isthmus o Panama tae Nombre de Dios or Portobelo whence it wis taken tae Spain on the Spaingie treasur fleets. Cerro de Potosí's peak is 4,824 metres (15,827 ft) abuin sea level.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Bolivia & Main Cities / Potosí from boliviaweb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-27.

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