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is a town in southern Bolivia
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia , is a landlocked country in central South America. It is the poorest country in South America...
, on the border with Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...
. It sits directly across a river from La Quiaca
La Quiaca is a small city in the north of the , on the southern bank of the La Quiaca River, opposite the town of Villazón, Bolivia. It lies at the end of National Route 9, from San Salvador de Jujuy , and at an altitude of above mean sea level.La Quiaca has 14,751 inhabitants as per the...
in Argentina. The town is a busy trading hub, with large quantities of goods flowing north.
It is also a heavily used transit hub for tourists passing into Bolivia. A train line connects Villazón with Tupiza
Tupiza is a city in Potosí Department, Bolivia. It is located at around at an elevation of about 3160 m. The population is 23,100...
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. Two train services, the Expreso del Sur
and slightly cheaper Wara Wara del Sur
, each run twice a week. Buses also connect to many destinations.