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Vacas Municipality
Municipality
Vacas wi its lakes Pilawit'u on the left an Qullpaqucha in the centre
Vacas Municipality is located in Bolivia
Vacas Municipality
Vacas Municipality
Location o the Quillacollo Municipality athin Bolivie
Coordinates: 17°36′0″S 65°36′0″W / 17.60000°S 65.60000°W / -17.60000; -65.60000
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Cochabamba Depairtment
Province Quillacollo Province
Cantons 1
Foondation 1986
Seat Vacas
Government
 • Mayor Teófilo Vásquez Santos (2010)
Area
 • Total 129 sq mi (334 km2)
Elevation −11,100 ft (3,400 - 4,420 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,511
 • Density 110/sq mi (44/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Area code(s) 30502

Vacas Municipality (Quechua name: Wak'as, derivin frae Wak'a) is the seicont municipal section o the Arani Province in the Cochabamba Depairtment in central Bolivie. Its caipital is Vacas kent as the "Laund o the potato" (Quechua: Papaq llaqtan, Spainyie: La patria de la papa). Durin the Inca Empire Vacas servit as a tampu alang the Inca road seestem that led tae Inkallaqta an Pocona.

It is bordered tae the north bi the Tiraque Province, tae the wast bi the Arani Municipality, tae the sooth bi the Mizque Province an tae the sootheast bi the Carrasco Province, an it is sizit 334 km².[1]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality is kent for its lochs some o which belang tae the lairgest anes in the Cochabamba Depairtment, Parqu Qucha an Asiru Qucha, follaeed bi Junt'utuyu, Qullpa Qucha, Pilawit'u an Yanatama. Thare are some smawer rivers like Phaqcha Mayu an Challwa Mayu an Turu Wayq'u is ane o the watterfaws athin the municipality. Prominent muntains are Kuntur Puñuna, Khurupampa, P'allqaluma, Juch'uy Llallawa an Quturipunta.

Veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Challwamayu
  • Chiwalaki
  • Ch'akiqucha
  • Ch'allaqawa
  • Junt'utuyu
  • Kañara
  • Misuk'ani
  • Muyuqch'ipa
  • Parirun
  • Parququcha
  • Pilawit'u
  • Phaqchapata
  • P'isqumayu
  • Qullpaqucha
  • Rudiyu
  • Sapillikha
  • Tuturapampa
  • Wak'as
  • Yanatama
  • Yiwakancha
  • Waynillu

Leeteratur[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • A Revolution for our Rights - Indigenous Struggles for Land and Justice in Bolivia, 1880–1952, Excerpt online: page 72 ff

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Estadísticas e Indicadores Sociodemográficos Productivos y Financieros por Municipio (INE) 2005

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