Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chuquisaca, more commonly known as Sucre, is the capital of Bolivia, and is on a tributary of the Pilcomayo, on a table-land 8,800 feet above sea-level. The climate is mild, and many of the miners of Potosi spend the winter here. The inhabitants are mostly a mixed race of Indians and Spaniards. The name is that of an ancient Peruvian town which occupied the same site. The present town, founded in 1539, was at first called Ciudad de la Plata. The name Sucre is derived from a general who fought in the last beittle of independence in 1824. The town is the seat of an archbishopric, and has a fine cathedral, as well as a university and a hospital.