BOLIVIA: Villazón – Entrance to Bolivia

Villazón is a central city in the department of Potosí in the South American Andean state of Bolivia. The city was founded on May 20, 1910 and named after the then Bolivian president, Eliodoro Villazón. It is the central town of the Villazón municipality in the province of Modesto Omiste, for us it was the door to Bolivia while travelling throught the Andes mountians from Argentina.

The city is located in southern Bolivia at an altitude of 3450 meters directly on the border with Argentina on the left bank of the Sochora River, one of the source rivers of the Pilcomayo River. South of Villazón, on the Argentine side of the border, lies the town of La Quiaca, which grew together directly with Villazón and can be reached via the “Horacio Guzmán” bridge


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