La Paz (pop. 1,049,800), largest city and administrative capital of Bolivia (the legal capital being Sucre). Founded in 1548 by the conquistadors, it is located in the La Paz river valley in western Bolivia. At some 12,000 ft (3,700 m) above sea level, it is the world's highest capital. Local products include cement, glass, textiles, and consumer goods. Lake Titicaca, South America's largest freshwater lake, is a popular tourist attraction of the region.
See also: Bolivia.