Plaza Murillo

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Kilometro 0, La Paz, Bolivia

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Plaza Murillo Oct 24, 2011
The Plaza Murillo is located in the center of the city of "Our Lady of Peace" and is the center of political power in the Republic of Bolivia. Also known as Kilometer 0.

Its initial name was Plaza Mayor, later known as Plaza de Armas.

By the Republican period in 1825 was named Plaza de Armas Plaza 16 de Julio, and the Centennial of the Revolution of July 16, the square known as Plaza Murillo started named in honor of Pedro Domingo Murillo (1759-1810) Bolivian patriot, mestizo and precursor of the Bolivian independence. On July 16, 1809 led the revolt against the Governor-General of the Viceroyalty of the Rio de La Plata in La Paz.

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La Plaza Murillo está situada en el centro de la ciudad de "Nuestra Señora de La Paz", y es el centro del poder político de la República de Bolivia. También es conocido como el Kilómetro 0.

Su nombre inicial fue Plaza Mayor, posteriormente se denomino Plaza de Armas.

Ya para la época republicana en 1825 la Plaza de Armas se nombró Plaza 16 de Julio, y para el Centenario de la Revolución del 16 de julio, la plaza empezó a denominarse Plaza Murillo nombrada en honor de Pedro Domingo Murillo (1759-1810), patriota boliviano, mestizo y precursor de la independencia boliviana. El 16 de julio de 1809 encabezó la insurrección contra el Gobernador General del Virreinato del Río de La Plata de La Paz.
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