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Calacoto (hispanicized spelling) or Qalaqutu (Aymara qala stone, qutu pile, heap,[1] "stone pile") is a neighborhood in La Paz, Bolivia. It is located in the southern part of the city. It is considered one of the most residential zones because of the cost of the houses and the services available. The population in this neighborhood has a medium to high income level on the average . The zone is located about 15 kilometers from downtown. Calacoto is located in the central zone of the Zona Sur which is considered the most residential area in the country along with Santa Cruz’s Equipetrol and Cochabamba’s Cala Cala.

The demographics of Calacoto are Catholic white and mestizo (Spanish and other European with Aymara and Quechua descent) with middle to high socioeconomic status from all ages.


Coordinates: 17°17′S 68°38′W / 17.283°S 68.633°W / -17.283; -68.633

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