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Oruro

[aw-roo-raw]
noun
  1. a city in W Bolivia: a former capital, over 12,000 feet (3660 meters) high.
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Historical Examples of oruro

  • Oruro and Uyuni in the desert are mining towns with the mixed population that gathers in such places.

    South America Observations and Impressions

    James Bryce

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for oruro

Oruro

noun
  1. 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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