Charcas Province

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Charcas
Province

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Location o the Charcas Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 18°16′S 65°50′W / 18.267°S 65.833°W / -18.267; -65.833
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí Depairtment
Municipalities 2
Cantons 12
Caipital San Pedro de Buena Vista
Area
 • Total 1,306 sq mi (3,382 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 38,174
 • Density 29/sq mi (11.3/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Area code(s) BO.PO.CR

Charcas is a province in the northren pairts o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. Its caipital is San Pedro de Buena Vista (955 inhabitants in 2001).[1]

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Charcas province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 17° 57' an 18° 36' Sooth an atween 65° 21' an 66° 19' Wwst. It borders Bernardino Bilbao Province in the north, Alonso de Ibáñez Province in the northwast, Rafael Bustillo Province in the soothwast, Chayanta Province in the sooth, an Cochabamba Depairtment in the east.

The province extends ower 125 km frae East tae Wast an 100 km frae north tae sooth.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province comprises twa municipalities which are further subdividit intae cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st San Pedro de Buena Vista Municipality San Pedro de Buena Vista
2nt Toro Toro Municipality Toro Toro

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Quechua, spoken bi 98%, while 34% o the population speak Spainyie. The population increased from 31,233 inhabitants (1992 census) to 38,174 (2001 census), an increase o 22.3%. Caipital o the province is San Pedro (955 inhabitants).

99.8 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 98.5% hae nae sanitary facilities. 72.0% o the population are employed in agricultur, 0.5% in minin, 12.2 % in industry, 15.3% in general services. 93% o the population are Catholics, 6% Protestants.

The fowk are predominantly indigenous citizens o Quechua descent.[2]

Ethnic group San Pedro de Buena Vista Municipality (%) Toro Toro Municipality (%)
Quechua 86.5 94.2
Aymara 6.0 1.5
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.0 0.0
No indigenous 7.5 4.2
Ither indigenous groups 0.0 0.0

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  2. obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)