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Historic City of Sucre
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 16th century
Date of Inscription: 1991
Location: South America, Bolivia, Department de Chuquisaca, Province Oropeza
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Description: In the first half of the 16th century the Spanish founded Sucre, the first capital of Bolivia. It boasts many well-preserved religious buildings, such as San Lázaro, San Francisco and Santo Domingo (all built in the 16th-century); a perfect illustration of the blending of local architectural traditions with imported European styles. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Sucre (population 247,300 in 2006) is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, seat of the Supreme Court (Corte Suprema de Justicia), and capital of the Chuquisaca department. Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an altitude of 2,800m (9,200ft). Historically the city has also been known as Charcas, La Plata and Chuquisaca, resulting in the nickname of "the City of Four Names" or "la Ciudad de Cuatro Nombres." As most of the colonial buildings in the city centre are whitewashed, the city also enjoys the nickname of "the white city" or "la ciudad blanca." --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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