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Sucre (Bolivia)

LC control no.n 80070842
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Geographic headingSucre (Bolivia)
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Geographic subdivision usageBolivia--Sucre
Variant(s)Sucre, Bolivia (City)
See alsoCharcas (Bolivia)
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Chuquisaca (Bolivia)
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La Plata (Bolivia)
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Beginning date1839-07-12
Associated countryBolivia
Found inCarta pastoral del Illmo. Sr. arzobispo de La Plata, sobre la obediencia y sumision que se debe ... 1810: t.p. (arzobispo de La Plata) p. 15 (Benito Maria arzobispo)
Encic. univ. ilus., 1907-1930 (hdg.: Sucre; The city of La Plata was founded in 1538 and was also known as Charcas and Chuquisaca; in 1839 the name of the city was changed to Sucre)
The world factbook, via WWW, September 1, 2015 (under Bolivia: capital: La Paz (administrative capital); Sucre (constitutional capital))
Wikipedia, September 1, 2015 (Sucre (also known historically as Charcas, La Plata, and Chuquisaca) is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, the capital of the Chuquisaca Department, and the 6th most populated city in Bolivia; on November 30, 1538, Sucre was founded under the name Ciudad de la Plata de la Nueva Toledo; until the 19th century, La Plata was the judicial, religious and cultural centre of the region; on July 12, 1839, President José Miguel de Velasco proclaimed a law naming the city as the capital of Bolivia, and renaming it in honor of the revolutionary leader Antonio José de Sucre; Each of the well known names represent a specific era of the city's history: Charcas was the indigenous name for the place upon which the Spaniards built the colonial city; La Plata was the name given to the emerging Hispanic city of privilege and honor; The name Chuquisaca was bestowed upon the city during the independence era; Sucre honors the great marshal of the Battle of Ayacucho (December 9, 1824), Don Antonio José de Sucre; 19°3ʹ0ʺS 65°15ʹ0ʺW)
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