University of Saint Francis Xavier

Local nameUniversidad Mayor Real y Pontificia San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca
LocationSucre, Bolivia

The Royal and Pontifical Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca is a public university in Sucre, Bolivia. It is one of the oldest universities of the new world, ranking as the second oldest university in the Americas behind Peru's National University of San Marcos. On many historical texts it is also referred as the University of Charcas.

Founded in 1624 by order of the Spanish King Philip IV, and with the support of Pope Innocent XII, the university was intended to provide an education in Law and Theology to the families and descendants of the wealthy gentry of South America.

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Address Sucre, Bolivia

Coordinates -19°2'36.386" N -65°14'49.308" E

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