Salinas de Garci Mendoza
Municipal building and church at the main square
|Province||Ladislao Cabrera Province|
|Elevation||12,244 ft (3,732 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (BOT)|
Salinas de Garci Mendoza (formerly: Salinas de Thunupa) is a town in the Bolivian Oruro Department. It is the administrative center of Ladislao Cabrera Province and is located 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Oruro, the capital of the department. It is situated at an elevation of 3,732 m (12,244 ft) at Caricha (4,227 m or 13,868 ft), 20 km north of the Tunupa stratovolcano. Salar de Coipasa,a salt lake, is 20 km north-west of Salinas de Garci Mendoza, and 15 km in south-eastern direction is Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt pan. Salinas de Garci Mendoza is the endpoint of the road from Chuquichamba via Andamarca and Aroma to Salinas de Garci Mendoza.
Salinas de Garci Mendoza bears the title "Capital of Quinoa" because of the intensive cultivation of the quinoa crop in this area.
Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat, or playa, at over 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) in area. It is in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level.
Cochabamba, from Quechua qucha or qhucha, meaning "lake", pampa meaning "plain", is one of the nine departments of Bolivia. It is known to be the "granary" of the country because of its variety of agricultural products from its geographical position. It has an area of 55,631 km2. Its population in the 2012 census was 1,758,143. Its capital is the city of Cochabamba, known as the "City of Eternal Spring" and "The Garden City" because of its spring-like temperatures all year.
The Altiplano, Collao or Andean Plateau, in west-central South America, is the area where the Andes are the widest. It is the most extensive area of high plateau on Earth outside Tibet. The bulk of the Altiplano lies in Bolivia, but its northern parts lie in Peru, and its southern parts lie in Chile and Argentina.
Lake Poopó was a large saline lake in a shallow depression in the Altiplano Mountains in Oruro Department, Bolivia, at an altitude of approximately 3,700 m (12,100 ft). Because the lake was long and wide, it made up the eastern half of the department, known as a mining region in southwest Bolivia. The permanent part of the lake body covered approximately 1,000 square kilometres (390 sq mi) and it was the second-largest lake in the country. The lake received most of its water from the Desaguadero River, which flows from Lake Titicaca at the north end of the Altiplano. Since the lake lacked any major outlet and had a mean depth of less than 3 m (10 ft), the surface area differed greatly seasonally.
Antonio Quijarro is a province in the central parts of the Bolivian Potosí Department situated at the Salar de Uyuni. Its seat is Uyuni.
Daniel Campos is a province in the north-western parts of the Bolivian Potosí Department. It is named after the poet Daniel Campos who originated from this area. The capital of the province is Llica.
Ladislao Cabrera is a province in the southern parts of the Bolivian department of Oruro. It is named after Ladislao Cabrera. Its seat is Salinas de Garci Mendoza.
Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile. It is located 55 km (34 mi) south of San Pedro de Atacama, is surrounded by mountains, and has no drainage outlets. In the east it is enclosed by the main chain of the Andes, while to the west lies a secondary mountain range of the Andes called Cordillera de Domeyko. Large volcanoes dominate the landscape, including the Licancabur, Acamarachi, Aguas Calientes and the Láscar. The last is one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. All of them are located along the eastern side of the Salar de Atacama, forming a generally north-south trending line of volcanoes that separate it from smaller endorheic basins.
Sabaya is a small town in the Bolivian Oruro Department. In 2001 it had a population of 573 inhabitants in 2001. Sabaya is the administrative center of the Sabaya Province and the Sabaya Municipality alike. It is located 200 km south-west of Oruro, the capital of the department. It is situated at 3,698 m above sea level in the valley of the Sabaya River on the eastern slopes of Pumari. Salar de Coipasa lies 25 km south-east of Sabaya, and the stratovolcano Tata Sabaya is situated 20 km south-west of Sabaya.
The Abaucán is a river in Argentina which flows through the provinces of Catamarca and La Rioja, areas with very low precipitation. The river water is provided by the ingress of two larger rivers, the Fiambalá and the Chaschuil.
General elections were held in Bolivia on December 6, 2009, following a constitutional referendum held on 25 January 2009. Voters elected:
Lago Coipasa or Salar de Coipasa is a lake in Sabaya Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia. At an elevation of 3657 m, its surface area is 806 km². It is on the western part of Altiplano, 20 km north of Salar de Uyuni and south of the main road linking Oruro and Huara (Chile).
Palacio de Sal is a hotel built of salt blocks. It is located at the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, 350 km (220 mi) south of the La Paz department's capital La Paz.
Tunupa is a dormant volcano in the Potosí Department of southwestern Bolivia.
Jayu Quta is a maar partially filled with water, in the Bolivian Altiplano, north of the Salar de Uyuni and east of the Salar de Coipasa. It is situated in the Oruro Department, Ladislao Cabrera Province, Salinas de Garci Mendoza Municipality, Villa Esperanza Canton. It was originally misidentified as a meteorite impact crater.
Pukintika is a volcano in the Andes, about 5,407 m (17,740 ft) high, situated in the Cordillera Occidental on the border of Bolivia and Chile. It is located in the Arica and Parinacota Region of Chile and the Oruro Department of Bolivia. Pukintika lies to the north of the Salar de Surire, east beside Arintika volcano which is younger than Pukintika. Pukintika also features a crater lake with a surface area of 2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft). Deposits of elemental sulfur have been found on Pukintika.
Jayu Quta may refer to:
Ch'iyar Qullu is a volcanic centre in Bolivia. It is located in the Oruro Department, Ladislao Cabrera Province, Salinas de Garci Mendoza Municipality, northeast of Salinas de Garci Mendoza, near a maar named Jayu Quta.
Sallani Yapu is a 4,224-metre-high (13,858 ft) mountain in the Andes of Bolivia. It is located in the Oruro Department, Ladislao Cabrera Province, Salinas de Garci Mendoza Municipality. It lies north of the Uyuni salt flat.
Jilarata is a 4,594-metre-high (15,072 ft) mountain in the Andes of Bolivia. It is located in the Oruro Department, Ladislao Cabrera Province, Salinas de Garci Mendoza Municipality. It lies near the Uyuni salt flat, north of Tunupa.