Poopó (town)

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Poopó
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Poopó
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°23′S66°58′W / 18.383°S 66.967°W / -18.383; -66.967 Coordinates: 18°23′S66°58′W / 18.383°S 66.967°W / -18.383; -66.967
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Oruro Department
Province Poopó Province
Municipality Poopó Municipality
Canton Poopó Canton
Elevation
12,329 ft (3,758 m)
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total3,618
Time zone UTC-4 (BOT)

Poopó is a Bolivian town, capital of the province of Poopó, in the department of Oruro.

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References

  1. Citypopulation.de Statistics of the Oruro Department. Retrieved 8 July 2018.