This is about the city of Sucre in Bolivia. For the Ecuadorian currency, see Sucre (currency).
(population 135,000) is the constitutional capital of Bolivia
, located in the south central part of the country. Historically it has also been known as Charcas
, La Plata
or Chuquisaca. In the 18th century the area of modern-day Bolivia was known as La Plata
for its wealth (Plata meaning silver
or wealth in general). After this the Rio de la Plata
is named because there were the port facilities.
Too remote after the economic decline of Potosi
it was given up as administrative capital for La Paz
It is now named for revolutionary leader Antonio José de Sucre.