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Salinas de Garci Mendoza

Salinas de Garci Mendoza is a town in the Bolivian Oruro Department.

Salinas de Garci Mendoza is the administrative center of Ladislao Cabrera Province and is located 280 km south-west of Oruro, the department capital. It is situated at an altitude of 3.732 m at Cerro Caricha (4227 m), 20 km north of the stratovolcano Tunupa. 20 km north-west of Salinas de Garci Mendoza is the Salar de Coipasa salt lake, 15 km in south-eastern direction is Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt pan. Salinas de Garci Mendoza is endpoint of the road from Chuquichamba via Andamarca and Aroma to Salinas de Garci Mendoza.

Salinas de Garci Mendoza is bearing the title "Capital of Quinoa", because of the intensive cultivation of the quinoa crop in this area.

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