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  Oruro - LoveToKnow 1911
The department is bounded N. by La Paz, E. by Cochabamba and Potosi, S. by Potosi, and W. by Chile; it forms a part of the ancient Titicaca lacustrine basin, and has an area of 19,127 sq.
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.
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   (472 words)

 Oruro - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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.
Nikischerite: a new mineral from the Huanuni tin mine, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-oruro.html   (297 words)

 Oruro - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Oruro
It is capital of the department of the same name, which has an area of 53,000 sq km/20,463 sq mi.
Buildings in Oruro include a former concert hall (now a cinema) in the baroque style, and the palace of culture.
Oruro is an important railway centre, lying on the Antofagasta–La Paz line, and is the terminus of a branch line.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Oruro   (255 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)

Located in Bolivia’s central highlands, the Department of Oruro is the flokclore capital of the country.
Oruro also has active volcanoes and lacustrine ecosystems such as Poopo Lake, which has abundant flamencos and other types of aquatic water fowl, besides deserts where it is not uncommon to be a victim of mirages.
Oruro’s climate is cold in the highlands, and cold and dry in the rough, bleak tablelands.
www.bolivianland.net /en/oruro.asp   (132 words)

 ORURO - Online Information article about ORURO
borax deposits in the western part of the department, but the output is small.
November 1906 provided for the construction of other lines, of metre gauge, from La Paz (Viacha) to Oruro, from Oruro to Cochabamba, and from Oruro to Tupiza, making Oruro the most important railway centre in Bolivia.
Oruro enjoys the nominal distinction pf being one of the four capitals of the republic, an See also:
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 Oruro department, Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The current Oruro department flag is the flag used in the war of independence by Sebastián Pagador, Barrón and others.
The editorial of La Patria (Oruro), 23 August 2005, questions the validity of the symbols of the department of Oruro.
The rojo carmesí flag is seen by some as the implicit acknowledgement of the Spanish domination and the lack of the creativity required to design a banner with colours related to the natural richness, the mines and the sky, said to be the purest in the world.
www.crwflags.com /FOTW/flags/bo-o.html   (239 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 Departments
The departmental populations shown in the primary subdivisions table below were calculated by adding up the populations of the provinces in each department.
The departments are divided into 112 provincias (provinces).
Oruro: native word for "fl and white," referring to petroglyphs.
www.statoids.com /ubo.html   (582 words)

 Sajama National park
IN the extreme northwest of the department of Oruro, is located the highest mountain of Bolivia.
The park is located in the province of Sajama of the department of Oruro, to the east of the western mountains.
One of the strategies for generating additional income is the seasonal migration which the men make towards La Paz, Oruro on a lesser scale and the valleys of the north of Chile in search of work in which they rent out their labour.
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 Oruro News
Oruro, Bolivia, Oct 25 Nationalization of the mining sector took a giant step forward Wednesday in Bolivia, with the signing of agreements to setup a State Mining Enterprise that will incorporate cooperatives...
Oruro, Bolivia, Oct 22 New demands emerge at talks between Bolivia's government and cooperative miners following an armed conflict that resulted in 16 dead and tens of wounded.
Miners who had been fighting in the tin-mining area of Huanuni, in the western Bolivia department of Oruro, reached an agreement yesterday, after at least 11 people died in dynamite battles, according to...
www.topix.net /bo/oruro   (709 words)

 Ethnologue report for Bolivia
Dialects: Sucre, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, Chuquisaca, Northwest Jujuy.
Eastern Beni and northwestern Santa Cruz Departments, village of Ibiato (Eviato) and along the Río Blanco in farms and ranches.
Department of Oruro, Province of Atahuallpa, near Lake Titicaca, near where the Desaguadero River comes out of Titicaca, near Iruitu.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Bolivia   (684 words)

 MAR | Data | Assessment for Indigenous Highland Peoples in Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Other highland groups include the Uru located in the Lake Poopo region in the department of Oruro; the Chipaya of Oruro; and the Callahuaya, an Aymaran subgroup from northern La Paz.
The majority of coca growers are highland Indians and mestizos, displaced by a lack of economic opportunity in the upland valleys.
The issue is complicated by the importance of coca to traditional cultures, including religious practices, though most coca produced for these purposes is grown in the Chapare, in the department of La Paz.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/assessment.asp?groupId=14501   (1679 words)

 marcelo15 Oruro Travel Page - VirtualTourist.com
Oruro was declarated as a city of humanity patrimonial by the UNESCO.
The city of Oruro, also capital of the department, is located on the central altiplano on 3706m.
Finally on september 5th, 1826 during the presidency of General, Antonio Jose de Sucre, the Oruro department was created.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/65213/179ded   (522 words)

 Maps Of Bolivia
Pando Department - Pando Department - Provinces of Nicolas Suarez, Manuripi, Madre de Dios, and Abuna.
Beni Department - Beni Department - Provinces of Mamore, Itenez
Cochabamba Department - Cochabamba Department - Provinces of Ayopaya and Chapore.
www.embassyworld.com /maps/Maps_Of_Bolivia.html   (836 words)

 americas.org - One Dead in Urban Eviction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
On June 9, a land conflict erupted in Oruro department in southwestern Bolivia when police agents and soldiers moved to evict hundreds of members of the Homeless Movement (MST) from urban properties on the outskirts of the city of Oruro, the departmental capital.
The MST responded to the eviction with a protest march on the evening of June 8, and 70 of its members began a hunger strike at the offices of the Departmental Workers' Federation (COD).
Quintana blamed the Oruro violence on the rightwing Democratic and Social Power (Podemos) party led by ex-president Jorge Quiroga, which he accused of working with elements of the "radical left" in an effort to erode support for the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS) as the July 2 elections for a Constituent Assembly draw near.
www.americas.org /item_27869   (544 words)

 Bolivia Herps
Crossing the road to the Rio Caine and Parque Nacional Torotoro, Cochabamba Department.
On the Altiplano near Laguna Huayrapata, Oruro department, S17º34.806' W67º18.771', 3883 m.
On the Khara Huasi side road in the Siberia area, Santa Cruz department, approximately S17º50' W64º42', 2500 m.
personal.riverusers.com /~calliope/boliviaherps.html   (106 words)

The APG is also demanding the creation of a 10th department in the Chaco region of Bolivia, to include four provinces currently located in Santa Cruz, Chuq uisaca and Tarija departments.
On May 23, some 5,000 Bolivian coca growers (cocaleros) from the Chapare region of Cochabamba department arrived in La Paz after a four-day, 200-kilometer march from the town of Caracollo in Oruro department to press for national control of oil and natural gas resources and the convening of a constitutional assembly.
The same day, May 16, 5,000 campesinos and workers began marching to La Paz from Caracollo, in Oruro department, to demand the nationalization of hydrocarbons and the immediate convening of a constitutional assembly.
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 americas.org - Protesters Oust President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In Caracollo, Oruro department, troops fired tear gas and bullets at a peaceful campesino march along the highway that links the departmental capital, Oruro, to La Paz.
Thousands of workers and campesinos mobilized on October 13 in La Paz to protest the massacre in El Alto, to demand the immediate resignation of Sánchez de Lozada—known by the nickname “Goni”—and to reject the plan to export Bolivian gas to the United States.
Protests, strikes and roadblocks intensified through the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz as the week progressed, while tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital to demand the president’s resignation.
www.americas.org /item_8571   (1407 words)

 Oruro - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Oruro, city in western Bolivia, capital of Oruro Department, on a plateau about 3,706 m (12,160 ft) above sea level.
Mining, still a major industry in Bolivia, contributed about 11 per cent of annual GDP in the mid-1990s.
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 FREE In-depth report - Army - Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
RM 3, based in Tarija, consisted of Tarija Department and eastern Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz departments.
Division headquarters were located in Cochabamba (the largest), Camiri (Santa Cruz Department), Oruro, Potosí;, Riberalta (Beni Department), Roboré (Santa Cruz Department), Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Viacha (La Paz Department), and Villamontes (Tarija Department).
In 1987, however, the Ninth Division was established in Rurrenabaque in Ballivián Province of Beni Department.
www.exploitz.com /Bolivia-Army-cg.php   (464 words)

 Mineral Classics - Bolivian Ludlamite
The display side of the specimen has only Limonite, but the reverse or non-display side shows that there are dozens of highly lustrous, sharp, Pyrite cubes.
A complete coverage of gemmy, bright green, sharp, lustrous, well-formed Ludlamite crystals on a layer of scalenohedral Siderite which sits upon a layer of micro cubic Pyrite crystals.
A cute "thumbnail" size specimen with a sharp, lustrous, gemmy, green "spray" of Ludlamite crystals on a mound of micro Pyrite crystals with scalenohedral, dark brown Siderite crystals.
www.minclassics.com /bollud.html   (1181 words)

 International Market Research - Prefect Department of Oruro is Calling for Bids for the Purchase of a Regulation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Prefect of the Department of Oruro, is calling for Bids for the purchase of a regulation voltage equipment for the Huachalla-Sabaya Interconnection Project, from a legal established firm.
The Prefect of the Department of Oruro, has called for bids on local newspapers on January 30, 2003.
However, The Department of Commerce does not take responsibility for actions readers may take based on the information contained herein.
strategis.ic.gc.ca /epic/internet/inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr114159e.html   (347 words)

 PC(USA) - Mission Connections - Letter
U.S. Presbyterians whose ancestors played such an important part in the founding of our own country should be proud that we of the PC(USA) today are involved in supporting the people of Bolivia who seek to “re-found” their country with full democratic participation for all sectors of society.
In regards to Inti Raymi, the subsidiary of the largest gold-mining company in the world, Newmont Mining Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado: The process of the insufficient environmental audit has been halted as a result of the change of government, and this is very favorable.
The new prefect [like our state governor] for the Department of Oruro was elected for the first time in December and turns out to be the former deputy with whom UMAVIDA has been working to force Inti Raymi to follow Bolivian law in its environmental audit!
www.pcusa.org /missionconnections/letters/dunsmorer/dunsmorer_0602.htm   (902 words)

 Gas Law Signed, New Protests
The action was organized by the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) to draw attention to specific demands relating to the mining sector, and to push for nationalization of hydrocarbons resources.
The referendum is being promoted by the rightwing oligarchies of Santa Cruz—the country's wealthiest department—and the gas-rich southern department of Tarija.
La Paz got a break from protests on May 21 and 22 as the city celebrated an important traditional folkloric dance festival in honor of the "Lord of Great Power." Protests are scheduled to resume on May 23.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/bolivia/3077.html   (1102 words)

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With the support of numerous other social sectors, the roadblocks were called to demand demilitarization of the coca growing Chapare region of Cochabamba, the suspension of forced coca eradication to carry out a study of legal coca markets, and a land redistribution program; and against participation in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
The retirees, many of them from neighboring Oruro department to the south, began the march on Jan. 9 in the town of Patacamaya in La Paz department; they are demanding the repeal of Law 2434, which they say will reduce their income by changing the way the pension rate is calculated.
Calamarca was declared the "center of operations" for the marchers; Argandona announced they would blockade the local highway connecting Oruro to La Paz and hold torchlight protests at night.
www.tulane.edu /~libweb/RESTRICTED/WEEKLY/2003_0119.txt   (2619 words)

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