- a city in W Bolivia: a former capital, over 12,000 feet (3660 meters) high.
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Oruro and Uyuni in the desert are mining towns with the mixed population that gathers in such places.
He described Oruro as a more agreeable place of residence than its rather dreary externals promised.
The mineral resources are important, but are less developed than those of Potosi and Oruro.
- a city in W Bolivia: a former silver-mining centre; university (1892); tin, copper, and tungsten. Pop: 206 000 (2005 est)
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