Chuquisaca, Bolivia Genealogy

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Chuquisaca Department

Guide to Chuquisaca Department family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Department of Chuquisaca

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History

The capital city of Sucre is called the city of the four names, each name corresponding to a different period of its history. It was founded by the Spaniard Pedro de Anzures in 1538. Reverting to its native name of Chuquisaca, it was the Upper Peru's chief administrative center and largest city. It was there that the first public call for independence from Spain took place, on May 25, 1809, and where the Act of Independence from Spanish rule was signed on August 6, 1825. It was immediately designated the capital of independent Bolivia.
The judicial branch or the Supreme Court continues to operate there, and the city's official status as capital of the country was never revoked.
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Provinces

Chuquisaca Department is divided into the following provinces: