Daniel Campos Province

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Daniel Campos
Province
Isla del Pescado in Salar de Uyuni, Daniel Campos Province

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Location o the Daniel Campos Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 20°7′S 67°48′W / 20.117°S 67.800°W / -20.117; -67.800
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí Depairtment
Municipalities 2
Cantons 13
Caipital Llica
Area
 • Total 3,995 sq mi (10,347 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,067
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.5/km2)
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Area code(s) BO.PO.DC

Daniel Campos is a province in the north-wastren pairts o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. It is namit efter the poet Daniel Campos who oreeginatit frae this aurie. The caipital o the province is Llica.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daniel Campos province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 19° 25' and 20° 50' Sooth an atween 66° 49' an 68° 47' Wast. It borders Oruro Depairtment in the north, the Republic o Chile in the wast, Nor Lípez Province in the sooth, an Antonio Quijarro Province in the east.

The province extends ower 240 km frae east tae wast an 180 km frae north tae sooth.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is situatit in the salt flats o soothren Altiplano, mair than 65 % o the province being covered bi Salar de Uyuni. Salar de Uyuni is situatit at an average level o 3,657 m amsl, the heichest point o the province is Alto Totoni (5,740 m) in Cordillera Sillaguay on the Chilean border. The climate is that o an arid heich muntain region, wi yearly precipitation o belaw 200 mm, even less than 100 mm in the extreme wast. Average daily temperaturs are 0 tae 5 °C aw ower the year.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Section Municipality Seat
1st Llica Municipality Llica
2nd Tahua Municipality Tahua

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Spainyie, spoken bi 80%, while 59% o the population speak Aymara. The population increased frae 4,630 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 5,067 (2001 census), an increase of 9.4%.

87% o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 91% hae nae sanitary facilities. 73% o the population are employed in agricultur, 3% in minin, 2% in industrie, 22% in general services. 87% o the population are Catholics, 8% Protestants.

The fowk are predominantly indigenous citizens o Aymara descent.[1]

Ethnic group Llica Municipality (%) Tahua Municipality (%)
Quechua 5.7 6.0
Aymara 86.9 90.5
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.1
No indigenous 7.1 3.3
Ither indigenous groups 0.3 0.0

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Inkawasi Island in Salar de Uyuni

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)