- a city in S Bolivia: formerly a rich silver-mining center. 13,022 feet (3970 meters) above sea level.
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It is still probable that I shall be at Potosi next tuesday Morning.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
Potosi and Golconda put together would not purchase my assent to them.Past and Present
At one time 300,000 were employed by the Potosi mines alone.
But little provision had been made at Potosi in the medical department.
Next day we drove into Potosi by four o'clock in the afternoon.
- a city in S Bolivia, at an altitude of 4066 m (13 340 ft): one of the highest cities in the world; developed with the discovery of local silver in 1545; tin mining; university (1571). Pop: 144 000 (2005 est)
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