Potosí is a department in southwestern . It comprises 118,218 km2 with 823,517 inhabitants. The capital is the city of . It is mostly a barren, mountainous region with one large plateau to the west, where the largest salt flat in the world…

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, at around 4,000 metres, is one of the world's highest large cities. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

is a tourist town in Potosí Department, , which serves as the main gateway to , the enormous salt flat nearby. Photo: S23678, CC BY 3.0.

is a city in Potosí Department, . It is located at an elevation of about 2850 m. Photo: Xxunil, CC BY-SA 4.0.

or Llallawa is a town in the Potosí Department in . Photo: Gary gsv, CC BY 3.0.


Toro Toro National Park is a small national park in the Potosí department of among the eastern mountain ranges of the South American Andes cordilleras. Photo: Gaumut, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a town in the Sud Chichas Province in the Potosí Department in . Photo: Mach marco, CC BY 3.0.

is one of the cantons of the , the second municipal section of the in the Potosí Department of .


Latitude of center
-20.6667° or 20° 40' south
Longitude of center
-66.6667° or 66° 40' west
3659 metres (12,005 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 2890584086
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: Potosí
  • Arabic: إدارة بوتوسي
  • Aymara: Putusi jach'a suyu
  • Basque: Potosiko departamendua
  • Basque: Potosí
  • Basque: Potosí departamendua
  • Bengali: পুটুসি বিভাগ
  • Bulgarian: Потоси
  • Catalan: Departament de Potosí
  • Cebuano: Departamento de Potosí
  • Chinese: Potosí Chiu
  • Chinese: 波托西省
  • Croatian: Potosí
  • Czech: Departement Potosí
  • Danish: Potosí
  • Dutch: Potosi
  • Dutch: Potosí
  • English: Potosi Department
  • English: Potosí Department
  • Esperanto: Departamento de Potosí
  • Esperanto: Potosi
  • Esperanto: Potosiio
  • Esperanto: Potosí
  • Finnish: Potosí
  • French: Departement de Potosi
  • French: Département de Potosi
  • French: Département de Potosí
  • French: Potosí
  • Galician: Departamento de Potosí
  • Georgian: პოტოსის დეპარტამენტი
  • German: Departamento Potosí
  • German: Potosí
  • Greek: Ποτοσί
  • Guarani: Tetãvore Potosí
  • Gujarati: પોટોસી વિભાગ
  • Hindi: पोतोसी विभाग
  • Indonesian: Departemen Potosi
  • Indonesian: Departemen Potosí
  • Italian: Dipartimento di Potosi
  • Italian: Dipartimento di Potosì
  • Italian: dipartimento di Potosí
  • Japanese: ポトシ県
  • Kannada: ಪೋಟೊಸಿ ಇಲಾಖೆ
  • Korean: 포토시주
  • Ladino: Potosí
  • Latvian: Potosi departaments
  • Lithuanian: Potosi departamentas
  • Macedonian: Потоси
  • Malay: Potosi
  • Marathi: पोटोसी विभाग
  • Min Nan Chinese: Potosí Chiu
  • Northern Frisian: Potosí (Department)
  • Northern Frisian: Potosí
  • Norwegian: Potosí
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Potosi
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Potosí
  • Persian: شهرستان پوتوسی
  • Polish: Potosí
  • Portuguese: Departamento de Potosí
  • Portuguese: Potosí
  • Quechua: P'utuqsi suyu
  • Quechua: Putuqsi suyu
  • Romanian: Departamentul Potosí
  • Romanian: Potosí
  • Russian: Потоси
  • Scots: Potosi Depairtment
  • Scots: Potosí Depairtment
  • Serbian: Потоси
  • Sinhala: පොටොසි දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව
  • Spanish: Departamento de Potosi
  • Spanish: Departamento de Potosí
  • Spanish: Potosi
  • Spanish: Potosí
  • Swahili: Mkoa wa Potosí
  • Swedish: Potosí
  • Tamil: போடோசி துறை
  • Tatar: Потоси
  • Telugu: పోటోసి డిపార్ట్మెంట్
  • Telugu: పోటోసి విభాగం
  • Thai: แคว้นโปโตซี
  • Turkish: Potosi Departmanı
  • Turkish: Potosí departmanı
  • Ukrainian: Потосі
  • Urdu: محکمہ پوتوسی
  • Urdu: ڈیپارٹمنٹ پوتوسی
  • Vietnamese: Khu vực hành chính Potosi
  • Waray (Philippines): Potosí
  • Western Panjabi: صوبہ پوٹوسی
  • Wu Chinese: 波托西省
  • Yiddish: פאטאסי דעפארטמענט
  • Yue Chinese: 波托西省
  • Dipartimento di Potosí
  • Tlālxeliuhcāyōtl Potosí

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