La-paz Sentence Examples
The city has suffered much from partisan strife, and the removal of the government to La Paz greatly diminished its importance.
In 1903, after the census had been taken, the population of the town was more than doubled by the addition of the municipalities of La Paz (pop. 5724), Mandurriao (pop. 4482), Molo (pop. 8551) and Jaro (pop. 10,681); in 1908 Jaro again became a separate town.
The Gulf has a considerable number of islands, most of them near the peninsular coast, and several deep, well-protected bays - those of La Paz and Santa Ines in Lower California, Guaymas in Sonora, Agiobampo, Topolobampo and Altata Salinas in Sinaloa.
The Distrito del Norte is credited with a population of 7583 and has its capital at Ensenada (pop. 1026); the Distrito del Sur has a population of 40,041 and has its capital at La Paz.
The town owes its existence to the Bolivian trade from La Paz and Oruro, and is the residence of a number of foreign merchants.Advertisement
Moreover, the railway from Arica to La Paz will still further add to its importance, though it may not greatly increase its population.
It is a great lacustrine basin where once existed an inland sea having an outlet to the east through the La Paz gorge.
This line gives La Paz access to the Peruvian port of Mollendo, 496 m.
Lines were in 1907 projected from La Paz to the navigable waters of the Beni, from La Paz to Cochabamba, from Viacha to Oruro, from Uyuni to Potosi and Sucre, from Uyuni to Tupiza, and from Arica to La Paz via Corocoro.
Horses, formerly successfully raised in certain parts of the north, have not flourished there since the introduction of a peste from Brazil, but some are now raised in La Paz and other departments of the temperate region.Advertisement
Tobacco of a fair quality is produced in the warm regions of the east, including the yungas valleys of La Paz and Cochabamba; cacao of a superior grade is grown in the department of Beni, where large orchards were planted at the missions, and also in the warm Andean valleys of La Paz and Cochabamba; and coffee of the best flavour is grown in some of the warmer districts of the eastern Andes.
No country is better supplied with water power, and electric lighting and electric power plants have been established at La Paz.
There is a military school with 60 cadets, and an arsenal at La Paz.
In June 1823 the expedition of General Santa Cruz, prepared with great zeal and activity at Lima, marched in two divisions upon Upper Peru, and in the following months of July and August the whole country between La Paz and Oruro was occupied by his forces; but later, the indecision and want of judgment displayed by Santa Cruz allowed a retreat to be made before a smaller royalist army, and a severe storm converted their retreat into a precipitate flight, only a remnant of the expedition again reaching Lima.
On the news of the victory a universal rising of the patriots took place, and before Sucre had reached Oruro and Puno, in February 1825, La Paz was already in their possession, and the royalist garrisons of several towns had gone over to their side.Advertisement
Repeated risings occurred, till in the end of 1827 General Sucre and his Colombian troops were driven from La Paz.
At the same time a revolution in La Paz proclaimed General Narciso Campero president, and he was elected to that post in the following June by the ordinary procedure of the constitution.
The coast has two or three good sheltered bays, that of La Paz on the Gulf side and of Magdalena on the Pacific side being best known.
The silver mines near La Paz were worked by the Jesuits as early as 1700.
From 1633 to 168 3 five unsuccessful attempts were made to establish a settlement at La Paz.Advertisement
In the war between Mexico and the United States La Paz and other coast towns were occupied by small detachments from California.
In 1853 a filibustering expedition against Sonora under William Walker took possession of La Paz and proclaimed a republic consisting of Sonora and the peninsula.
There is more than one meaning of La Paz discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
The extreme source of the Beni is the little river La Paz, which rises in the inter-Andean region, a few miles southeast of Lake Titicaca, and flows as a rivulet through the Bolivian city of La Paz.
The Bolivian capital La Paz almost entirely fills a deep canyon spanning around 5km.Advertisement
It used to be a frightening road that took you from La Paz down to the village of Coroico, a popular traveler hangout.
Rancho la Paz is the name of the Seeds of Change organic research farm located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.