The main leid o the province is Quechua, spoken bi 79%, while 33% o the population speak Spainyie. The population increased frae 73,128 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 90,205 (2001 census), an increase o 23.4%. The caipital o the province is Colquechaca.
97% o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 98% hae nae sanitary facilities.
74% o the population are employed in agricultur, 1% in minin, 13% in industrie, 12% in general services. 93% o the population are Catholics, 5% Protestants.
In the late aichteent century the province wis the scene o a rebellion o the Aymara-speakin population led bi Tomás Katari an exacerbatit bi his assassination in Januar 1781. It wis the scene o a peasant rebellion in 1927 an aw.