Tarija

/tah rddee"hah/, n.
a city in S Bolivia. 66,120.

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      city, southern Bolivia, situated at 6,122 feet (1,866 metres) above sea level on the Guadalquivir River. Founded in 1574 by the conquistador Luis de Fuentes as San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarija, it is one of Bolivia's oldest settlements. The inhabitants are well known for their outdoor religious processions and festivals. Although the city is accessible by air and road, transport of the products of the rich surrounding agricultural region (which include corn [maize], vegetables, wheat, potatoes, grapes, and other crops) is difficult. Wine production, Tarija's main economic activity, has contributed to the city's growth. The city is the seat of the Juan Misael Saracho Bolivian University (founded in 1946). Pop. (2001) 135,783.

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