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La Paz, Baja California Sur

Administration
Full nameLa Paz
Official nameLa Paz
Settlement typeCity
CountryMexico
StateBaja California Sur
MunicipalityLa Paz
FoundedMay 3, 1535
named La Paz1596
Government
Municipal presidentLic. Rosa Delia Cota Montaño (PRD)
Geography
Elevation88.6 ft (27 m)
Demography
Total Population215178 (2010)
Urban (pop.)215178
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)

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La Paz (-esla ˈpas, The Peace) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. The city had a 2010 census population of 215,178 persons, but its metropolitan population is somewhat larger because of surrounding towns like el Centenario, el Zacatal and San Pedro. Its surrounding municipality, which is the fourth-largest municipality in Mexico in geographical size, reported a population of 251,871 persons living on a land area of 20275 km2 (7828.2 sqmi).


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