Pasorapa

Pasorapa

Pasorapa, which comes from paso rápido, (quick step), is a small town in Bolivia located in the southeast of the department of Cochabamba. Pasorapa lies at an elevation of 2364 m, its population (according to the 2001 census) is 4659 , Most of the population speaks Spanish, but some others speak Quechua.

There are not documents about the foundation of the town, but a stone was found during the reconstruction of the church in 1952, with the next legend on it

“This church started to be built on October 8, 1782, with Don Juan Gutierrez being the priest”

The main activity of this place is raise cattle and farming, It is a very dry area, so they have an artificial lake. It has its well, which is 66 meters deep. The closest city to Pasorapa is Cochabamba, the third largest city in Bolivia. Many people, mainly young adults, would move from Pasorapa to main cities such as Cochabamba, Sucre, and Santa Cruz. Most of this people travel to Santa Cruz so they may have better job opportunities.

Rene Barrientos, president of Bolivia between 1964 and 1969, built the first road of Pasorapa that connected to the rest of Bolivia.

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