Sud Chichas Province

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Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
Province
On the wey tae "Cañón del Inca" near Tupiza

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Location o the Sud Chichas Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 21°20′S 65°50′W / 21.333°S 65.833°W / -21.333; -65.833
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí Depairtment
Caipital Tupiza
Area
 • Total 3,150 sq mi (8,158 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 47,873
 • Density 15/sq mi (5.9/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Area code(s) BO.PO.SC

Sud Chichas (or: Sur Chichas) is a province in the Bolivie depairtment o Potosí. Its seat is Tupiza.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sud Chichas province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 20° 51' an 21° 50' Sooth an atween 65° 15' an 66° 30' Wast. It borders Nor Chichas Province in the north, Antonio Quijarro Province in the northwast, Nor Lípez Province an Sur Lípez Province in the wast, the Republic o Argentinae an Modesto Omiste Province in the sooth, Tarija Depairtment in the sooth-east, an Chuquisaca Depairtment in the east.

The province extends ower 130 km frae east tae wast an frae north tae sooh.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Section Municipality Seat
1st Tupiza Municipality Tupiza
2nd Atocha Municipality Atocha

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Spainyie, spoken bi 96 %, while 59 % o the population speak Quechua. The population droppit frae 52,308 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 47,873 (2001 census), a decrease o 8.5 %.

45 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 74 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 34 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 11 % in minin, 6 % in industrie, 49 % in general services. 88 % o the population are Catholics, 8 % Protestants.

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

Ethnic group Tupiza Municipality (%) Atocha Municipality (%)
Quechua 57.0 70.6
Aymara 1.7 2.8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2 0.2
No indigenous 38.5 26.4
Ither indigenous groups 2.5 0.1

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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