Attn. Foreign, National Editors
Eds: The following information is suitable for use as a box or graphic to accompany the story BOLIVIA-POTOSI (Chang) which moved Monday, Aug. 28. The story may be suitable for Travel sections.
Direct questions to Mark Seibel at 202-383-6027 or 305-790-0900 (cell)
Story is 50 words (1.5")
Potosi, Bolivia, with 120,000 residents at an altitude of 13,353 feet, claims to be the world's highest city, but other places vie for the honor. Here are some other contenders:
Cerro del Pasco, Peru—Population: 30,000; Altitude: 13,973 feet.
Lhasa, Tibet—Population: 200,000; Altitude: 12,139 feet.
La Paz, Bolivia—Population: 1.5 million; Altitude: 11,916 feet.
Leadville, Colo.—Population: 2,688; Altitude: 10,430 feet (highest in North America)
Sources: Lonely Planet; UC-Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library; U.S. Census Bureau; Leadville.com
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