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  Oruro - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Oruro is almost exclusively a mining department, the country being too arid for agriculture, with the exception of a narrow strip in the foothills of the Cordillera de los Frailes, where a few cattle, mules and llamas, and a considerable number of sheep are reared.
The elevation of Oruro is 12,250 ft. above sea-level, and its climate is characterized by a short cool summer and a cold rainy winter, with severe frosts and occasional snow-storms.
Oruro enjoys the nominal distinction of being one of the four capitals of the republic, an anomaly which was practically ended by the revolution of 1898, since which time the government has remained at La Paz.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Oruro   (498 words)

 Oruro - Bolivia City Guide - Bolivia Web
Oruro owes its existence to the discovery in the early 1605 of rich silver-concentrated minerals in the Urus region, where the city derives its name from.
Currently, Oruro in not the prosperous city it use to be long time ago and certainly is not one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
By November 1996, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), Oruro's population was composed by 199,260 inhabitants.
www.boliviaweb.com /cities/oruro.htm   (473 words)

 Travel in Oruro - Bolivia - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Oruro is the center of the railway system of Bolivia and was an important mine resources of Bolivia.
Oruro is a jumping-off point for reaching two of the country’s natural wonders: the Uyuni salt pans, or salares (vast dry lakes covered by a thick crust of salt) and the Laguna Colorada (a fiery red lake, which is home to a unique breed of flamingo).
Oruro is the regional administrative and commercial capital, and mining plays, or rather used to play an important role.
www.americatravelling.net /bolivia/oruro/oruro_culture.htm   (382 words)

 Oruro, Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oruro is a city in Bolivia with a population of about 248 000 (2000), located about equidistant between La Paz and Sucre at approx.
It is the capital of the department of Oruro.
The city does manage, however, to attract tourists to its carnival, the Carnaval de Oruro, considered one of the great folkloric events in South America for its masked "devil-dances".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oruro,_Bolivia   (200 words)

 Oruro city, Hotels List - Bolivia Contact
Oruro is considered the folkloric capital of Bolivia and it is owner a great and ancestral culture, for that reason has been declared by the UNESCO: The Humanity's Cultural and Intangible Patrimony.
Oruro from its foundation was an important mining center, very rich in natural resources and it based on the economy of the production of lead, antimony, silver and tin.
Another attraction of Oruro is Chipaya town for its old-age and its ceramics, it maybe considered one of the most important archeological ruins.
www.boliviacontact.com /en/conozca/oruro.php   (857 words)

 Bolivia: University revolt in Oruro - Students and workers join hands
Since the very beginning of the present Oruro University revolt, the students have made it very clear that their aim is to create a peoples' university submitted to the interests of working class.
The Oruro students have understood very well that the help of the working class (especially of the miners in Oruro) is vital to the success of their struggle.
Oruro has a proud revolutionary and militant tradition based on the huge concentration of miners in the area.
www.marxist.com /bolivia-university-revolt-oruro130904.htm   (1726 words)

 ORURO. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Oruro’s economy is based on exploitation of the region’s tin, tungsten, and copper.
Oruro was founded in 1595 to exploit the rich silver deposits nearby.
When silver production declined in the 19th cent., it became almost a ghost town.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/or/Oruro.html   (59 words)

Moritz bought the tin mine near Carabuco on lake Titicaca from Barrande Hesse, and named it "Mina Matilde" after his late wife, but Matilde's pearl necklace, which cost 5000 pounds, went to Germaine for "luck." A valuable contribution to her jewel box, which was filled with the most expensive jewelry for all occasions, as insurance.
All Bolivians merchants rode to the coast with their mules loaded with sacks of silver in coin and utensils [chafalonia] (even chamber pots in Bolivia were made of massive silver) to trade them for all the needed wares in Tacna and Arica.
When the railroad was finished, which later was extended to Oruro and La Paz, (the railroad from Arica to La Paz did not come till 1904, and the connection to Argentina in 1925), this stopped, and the firms on the coast, Bottinger, Hirschmann, Nater, moved their businesses to Bolivia.
www.herzenberg.net /leo/htmlrh/Oruro.html   (2606 words)

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Oruro is the city where my father was born.
Founded in 1606 Oruro is one of Bolivia’s most historic towns and holds some of Bolivia’s most beautiful parks and art.
During Carnival Oruro hosts the most beautiful parade in all South America, with the famous Diablo dancers.
www.centellas.org /andres/ingles/oruro.htm   (182 words)

 Oruro Bolivia Travel and Tours to Oruro by Enjoy Bolivia
Penitent devils in Oruro, the folkloric capital city of Bolivia, that surrenders in February to the frenzy of its singular carnival that mixes the devotion for the Virgin of El Socavón -patron saint that blesses the daily activities in the dark depths of the mines- with diverse pagan expressions.
Dances of remote origins like the Diablada, the Morenada, the Tobas, the Llamerada and the Phujllay, among other, are revived by the fifty folkloric groups that participate in the party.
Oruro, with its 3,706 m.a.s.l., it is not only the city of
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/guiadestinos/oruro/INTRO_IN.shtml   (338 words)

 Hábitat para la Humanidad | Bolivia | Afiliado Oruro (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Oruro está a una altura de 3966 m.s.n.m., se destacan imponentes montañas y cerros.
En Oruro, 42,569 hogares con un promedio de 6 personas, viven en viviendas inadecuadas sin prevención, exponiendo la salud de niños, niñas y adultos a un sin fin de contagios y enfermedades.
Oruro, cuenta con 3 modelos de viviendas, los cuales se construyen en una superficie de 54 mts2:
www.habitatbolivia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /?sector=oruro&idioma=en   (454 words)

 2005: Oruro, Bolivia... Carnaval - Bolivia pictures on Worldisround
Oruro's Carnival parade is a pageant of dancers and band members in elaborate costumes.
Oruro Carnival - La Diablada, the Devil Dance: Cast of characters includes devils, the devil's female consort, (China Supay), St. Michael the Archangel, spectacled bears and condors.
Oruro Carnival - Los Caporales, Represents the slave drivers Some of the most beautiful young girls and the most handsome young men dance the highly energetic caporales dance.
www.worldisround.com /articles/141977/text.html   (3192 words)

 Enjoy Bolivia Attractions in Oruro Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
You should visit the Sanctuary of El Socavón, walk down the streets of La Paz, where the artisans that manufacture the masks and clothes of the dancers reside; also, it is recommendable to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Mineralogical Museum.
The place in which it is located was an old Uru ritual center, a pre-colombinan town that reached a remarkable development in the elaboration of ceramic.
The impressive dunes of sand that seem to be extracted of a gigantic desert, give a special panorama to the skirts of the San Pedro hill, that is at to two kilometers from the city.
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/guiadestinos/oruro/ATRACCIONES_IN.shtml   (583 words)

 Oruro Bolivia
Here you find the most varied flora and fauna of Peru as it is drained by the Amazon river.
The city of Oruro was founded on November 1st, 1606 by Don
Carnival Festivities: Annual celebration consisting of brightly custom-dressed dancers performing a wide variety of dances depicting archangels, devils, Incas, Spanish conquistadors etc. The festivities begin the first Saturday before Ash Wednesday.
www.destinosturisticoscusco.com /oruro-ing.html   (912 words)

 Carnival Oruro 2006. Oruro, Bolivia facts and information. Oruro Hotel Bolivia.
The Oruro Carnival lasts for 10 days each year before Lent in the Andes mountains of western Bolivia.
Aspects of the festival of the Ito have been appropriated and continue to be expressed through a Christian ritual celebrated at Candelmas (February 2).
Threats: The decline of mining and traditional agriculture, deforestation and migration threatens the culture of Oruro.
www.boliviahostels.com /travelguide/CarnivalOruro2006.html   (563 words)

 Oruro - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Oruro, city in western Bolivia, capital of Oruro Department, located on a plateau about 3700 m (about 12,140 ft) above sea level.
Bolivia: Santa Cruz, El Beni, Tarija, Potosí, La Paz, Chuquisaca, Pando, Cochabamba, and Oruro
Tarapacá, northernmost region of Chile, bordered on the north by Peru (Tacna Department), on the east by Bolivia (La Paz, Oruro, Potosí...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Oruro.html   (88 words)

 GYTS - 2003 Factsheet - Bolivia Oruro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Bolivia Oruro GYTS includes data on prevalence of cigarette and other tobacco use as well as information on five determinants of tobacco use: access/availability and price, environmental tobacco smoke exposure (ETS), cessation, media and advertising, and school curriculum.
The Bolivia Oruro GYTS was a school-based survey of students in Primero secundaria, Segundo secundaria, Tercero secundaria, Cuarto secundaria and Octavo de primaria conducted in 2003.
The school response rate was 100%, the student response rate was 78.7%, and the overall response rate was 78.7%.
www.cdc.gov /tobacco/global/GYTS/factsheets/2003/boliviaOruro_factsheet.htm   (628 words)

 La Paz to Oruro by bus
Nobody was advertising Oruro and the girl at the information booth said the road was blocked.
Then the man at Jumbo Buses started shouting, “Oruro, Oruro, Oruro” and a few people sauntered over and bought tickets in a desultory fashion.
Oruro is a high town and it always seems to be cold.
www.railways.incanada.net /bolivia/andina1.htm   (961 words)

 Hotels in Oruro - Details, rates and booking - Bolivia Contact
The hostel counts with an excellent location, at only two blocks from the main Square (10 de Febrero), is located on the 6 de Octubre, between Sucre and Bolivar Streets.
Hotel company that supports the culture and the regional tourist development.
Located at two blocks from the main square, in the commercial center of Oruro.
www.boliviacontact.com /Hotels_Oruros.html   (122 words)

 Oruro Bolivia Oruro travel Bolivia tours Bolivia information about trips hotels and Amazon lodges in Bolivia
Oruro Bolivia Oruro travel Bolivia tours Bolivia information about trips hotels and Amazon lodges in Bolivia
The Carnival of Oruro is an endless rosary of dances and faith.
Oruro, with its 3,706 m.a.s.l., it is not only the city of the carnival.
www.ecuaworld.com /bolivia/oruro.html   (425 words)

 2005: Oruro, Bolivia... Carnaval - photos of Bolivia on Worldisround   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
We arrived in Oruro Friday evening (Feb 4) about 5:30 PM to a very...
We arrived in Oruro Friday evening (Feb 4) about 5:30 PM to a very overcrowded village as it burst with excitement.
Oruro Carnaval - Blessing Day - Martes d
www.worldisround.com /articles/141977/index.html   (423 words)

 Amazing Adventures: Josh Renaud in Bolivia: PHOTOS: Oruro
We hadn't intended to stay in Oruro more than overnight, but our train turned out to be leaving a day later than we expected.
In Oruro we took a tour of a mine, which was located right next to the church of the Virgen del Socavón (Virgin of the Mine).
Every year at Carnaval, Oruro's huge procession normally ends here (The Carnaval celebration in Oruro is probably the biggest in South America).
www.joshrenaud.com /bolivia/archives/000086.html   (197 words)

 Carnival Traditions and Innovations in Oruro, Bolivia (2006), University Research Expeditions Program (UREP), UC Davis ...
The pre-Lenten Carnival tradition in the mining town of Oruro, Bolivia began more than two hundred years ago with a group of workers dancing to honor the Catholic Virgin, while dressed as devils!
Today, Oruro's annual Carnival celebration is the largest and most important social and artistic event in Bolivia.
In recent years, forty-five different dance groups have participated in Oruro's Carnival.
www.extension.ucdavis.edu /urep/oruro_bolivia_expedition_2006.asp   (694 words)

 Periódico La Patria Oruro Bolivia - Noticias de Bolivia - Portada
Umajalanta presentó morenada a los 400 años de ciudad de Oruro
Material conmemorativo al IV Centenario de Oruro será entregado por la Alcaldía
Muy pocas veces, se escucha hablar de un lugar paradisíaco y más cuando este se encuentra en el altiplano central de Bolivia, su localización es el departamento de Oruro.
www.lapatriaenlinea.com   (486 words)

 IFEX :: Smugglers beat up camera operator in Oruro
(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has voiced outrage over the physical attack on camera operator Freddy Calderón, of ATB Canal 9 television, who was beaten up by a gang of smugglers in the western city of Oruro on 22 July 2005.
The incident occurred when a truck reportedly loaded with contraband crashed as it approached a roundabout on Oruro's Dehene Avenue at high speed.
Among the many people who witnessed the accident and gathered around the truck was Calderón, who took out his camera and began filming.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/68193   (358 words)

 Carnival Oruro 2007. Oruro, Bolivia facts and information. Oruro Hotel Bolivia. (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This place ONLY accept bookings for Carnaval Oruro 2007 that includes the three days of the festival (16/feb - 18/feb), showed in yellow in this box.
Gran Hotel Bolivia renovated hotel close to parade at Carnaval Oruro 2007.
Clean, affordable, friendly staff and just one block from Carnival Oruro 2007 parade.
www.boliviahostels.com.cob-web.org:8888 /travelguide/CarnivalOruro.html   (563 words)

 Oruro, BOL Weather - Forecasts, Radar Maps, Video, and News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Oruro Photos at PBase.com
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 Tiwy.com - Carnaval de Oruro a Premio Unesco
Tiwy.com - Carnaval de Oruro a Premio Unesco
El carnaval folclórico de Oruro, en la zona andina de Bolivia, tiene condiciones para ganar el premio de "Patrimonio Oral e Intangible de la Humanidad", que Unesco otorgará por primera vez en junio 2001.
Las autoridades de Bolivia prepararon ya la documentación para el organismo internacional con expertos en folclore, antropología e historia, para valorar el carnaval orureño, caracterizado por la diversidad y vistosidad de sus trajes y mascaras.
www.tiwy.com /fiestas/esp/carnaval_oruro.phtml   (204 words)

 ENJOY BOLIVIA: Bolivia Travel Information Travel to Bolivia Tours in Bolivia. Hotel and Vacations in Bolivia - La Paz - ...
Hotel and Vacations in Bolivia - La Paz - Cochabamba - Oruro - Potosi - Santa Cruz - Sucre and Titicaca Lake
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