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La Paz is one of the highest cities in the world. It lies in the valley of the
Choqueapu river (sometimes Choqueyapu). which comes from mountain streams in the
eastern cordillera of the Andes. The central part of the city has an elevation
of about 3,600m and suburbs extend beyond the rim of the valley to a height of
4,050m. Mount Illimani 6,462m overlooks the city.