Sur Lípez Province

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Sur Lípez / Sud Lípez
Laguna Verde an Laguna Blanca as seen frae Licancabur, Sud Lípez Province


Location o the Sud Lípez Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 22°04′0″S 67°07′0″W / 22.06667°S 67.11667°W / -22.06667; -67.11667
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí Depairtment
Caipital San Pablo
 • Tot 8,631 sq mi (22,355 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Tot 4,905
 • Density 0.8/sq mi (0.3/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua

Sur Lípez (or: Sud Lípez) is a province in the Potosí Depairtment in Bolivie. The seat o the province is San Pablo de Lípez.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sur Lípez is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. An aw the soothwastmaist point o Bolivie is locatit here, at 22° 49' 41.016" Sooth, 67° 52' 35.004" Wast, at an elevation o approximately 5,400 on the northeastren slope o the Licancabur volcano.

It is bordered bi the Nor Lípez Province in the north an northwast, Enrique Baldivieso Province in the wast, the Republic o Chile in the soothwast an sooth, the Republic o Argentinae in the sootheast an east, an Sud Chichas Province in the northeast.

The province extends frae the northeast tae the soothwast, at a length o 230 km an an average width o 100 km.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

In its soothwastren pairt, the Quetena Grande Canton, the province haes a couple o lakes an salt pans, the lairgest being Laguna Colorada, which is 6 km in diameter at an elevation of 4,278 m. Ither lakes, such as Laguna Verde, Laguna Blanca an Laguna Celeste are well kent for their respectively green, white an blue colors an aw.

There is a geyser field cried "Sol de Mañana" in sooth-wastren Sur Lípez[1].

The tourist circuit La Ruta de las Joyas Altoandinas passes through the spectacular geografie o this aurie.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Section Municipality Seat
1st San Pablo de Lípez Municipality San Pablo de Lípez
2nd Mojinete Municipality Mojinete
3rd San Antonio de Esmoruco Municipality San Antonio de Esmoruco

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The population increased frae 4,158 (1992 census) tae 4,905 inhabitants (2001 census), an increase o 18 %.

99.4 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 90 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 69 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 4 % in minin, 4 % in industrie, 23 % in general services. 86 % o the population are Catholics, 9 % Protestants.

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

Ethnic group San Pablo de Lípez Municipality (%) Mojinete Municipality (%) San Antonio de Esmoruco Municipality (%)
Quechua 81.5 98.3 88.4
Aymara 0.8 1.0 0.5
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.0 0.0 0.0
No indigenous 17.5 0.37 10.9
Ither indigenous groups 0.1 0.0 0.02

Leids[eedit | eedit soorce]

The leids spoken in the province are mainly Spainyie an Quechua.

Leid San Pablo de Lípez Municipality Mojinete Municipality San Antonio de Esmoruco Municipality
Quechua 1,722 595 1,344
Aymara 24 3 9
Guaraní 0 0 1
Anither native 0 0 1
Spainyie 2,043 571 1,315
Foreign 9 0 0
Anerlie native 313 95 204
Native an Spainyie 1,419 503 1,146
Anerlie Spainyie 624 68 169

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

A view o the Sur Lipez desert

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sol de Mañana

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]