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Achacachi is a town on the Altiplano plateau in the South American Andes in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It is the capital of the Omasuyos Province.

History of Achacachi

Achacachi as urban establishment already existed before the arrival of the Spaniards, as we can see in the descriptions that were made on "cronicas" and "relaciones" (official papers written by authorities) by real or ecclesiastical Spaniards authorities. Achacachi was the capital of a colla "senorio" called Pacasa, in the "Umasuyus" region, which was located alongside the East of Lake Intikjarka (Titicaca) in the Peru-Bolivian plateau.


Achacachi is situated at an elevation of 3,854 m or 12.647 feet amsl on the Achacachi-peninsula on the eastern shores of Lake Titicaca, 96 km northwest of the capital La Paz.

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