Cochabamba

Cochabamba

Cochabamba (Aymara: Quchapampa, Quechua: Quchapanpa) is a city in central Bolivia, in a valley with the same name, in the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and is the fourth largest city in Bolivia, with a population of 630,587 according to the 2012 Bolivian census.[1] Its name is from a compound of the Quechua words qucha, meaning "lake", and pampa, "open plain".[2] Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as cochalas, or, more formally, cochabambinos.

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