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Achacachi is located in Bolivia
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°02′40″S 68°41′06″W / 16.04444°S 68.68500°W / -16.04444; -68.68500
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Admin. division La Paz Department
Province Omasuyos Province
Municipality Achacachi Municipality
Elevation 3,854 m (12,644 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 8,857
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Area code(s) (+591) 2
Climate ET

Achacachi is a town on the Altiplano plateau in the South American Andes in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It is the capital of the Omasuyos Province.

History of Achacachi[edit]

Achacachi, as an establishment, existed before the arrival of the Spaniards, as shown by descriptions that were made on "cronicas" and "relaciones" (official papers written by authorities) by royal or ecclesiastical Spanish authorities.[citation needed] Achacachi was the capital of a colla "señorio" called Pacasa, in the "Umasuyus" (from Aymara: "shore side") region, which was located alongside the East of Lake Intikjarka (Titicaca) in the Peru-Bolivian plateau.


Achacachi is at an elevation of 3,854 m or 12.647 feet amsl on the Achacachi peninsula on the eastern shores of Lake Titicaca, 96 km (60 mi) northwest of the capital La Paz.

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Coordinates: 16°02′40″S 68°41′06″W / 16.04444°S 68.68500°W / -16.04444; -68.68500



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