Why Does Bolivia Have Two Capital Cities?

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Bolivia has two capital cities, La Paz and Sucre, in order to split up administrative, legislative, and judicial headquarters and duties. The administrative capital is La Paz, and Sucre is the legislative and judicial, or constitutional, headquarters.

There are an additional 11 countries in the world with multiple capital cities for different reasons. Israel’s capital from 1948 to 1950 was Tel Aviv, and most countries have kept their embassies within this capital city. However, Israel changed its capital to Jerusalem in 1950, so both of the capitals are recognized. South Africa has the most unique setup of all, with three capitals. The administrative capital is Pretoria, the judicial capital is Bloemfontein, and the legislative capital is Cape Town.