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Oruro

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Located about halfway between La Paz and Sucre, the city of Oruro (also known as Uru Uru) sits at an elevation of 3,709 m (12,169 ft) above sea level. Founded in 1606 as a center of silver mining in the region, the city has since then relied upon the industry as the main source of wealth and employment for its population of over 264,000. Tourism in Oruro largely focuses on its folkloric festivals and performances, with traditional dress, dances, and food. Round off your visit by exploring the vast areas of wilderness that surround the large city. Oruro is in Oruro Department. Plan your tour of Oruro and Bolivia travel itinerary using our Bolivia travel planning website .
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