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This article is about a historical region now in Bolivia. 'Alto Perú is also the name of a shanty town area just outside Limamarker, Perumarker (see Asociacion SOLAC).

Upper Peru ( ) was the region in the Viceroyalty of Peru, and after 1776, the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, comprising of the governorships of Potosímarker, La Pazmarker, Cochabambamarker, Los Chiquitosmarker, Moxosmarker and Charcas (since renamed Sucremarker). It was governed by the Audiencia of Charcas.

Following the Bolivian War of Independence, the country was renamed Boliviamarker in honour of Simón Bolívar.

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