Chayanta Province

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Ocurí, the seat o the Ocurí Municipality
Ocurí, the seat o the Ocurí Municipality


Location o the Chayanta Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 18°44′S 65°51′W / 18.733°S 65.850°W / -18.733; -65.850
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí Depairtment
Municipalities 4
Cantons 13
Capital Colquechaca
 • Tot 1,919 sq mi (4,969 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Tot 90,205
 • Density 47/sq mi (18.2/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Area code(s) BO.PO.CY
Siller an acanthite, frae Colquechaca (Aullagas), Chayanta Province, Bolivia. Scale at bottom is ane inch, wi a rule at ane cm.

Chayanta is a province in the northren pairts of the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. Its caipital is Colquechaca.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chayanta province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 18° 23' und 19° 6' Sooth an atween 65° 23' und 66° 19' Wast.

It borders Charcas Province in the north, Rafael Bustillo Province in the northwast, Oruro Depairtment in the wast, Tomás Frías Province in the sooth, Cornelio Saavedra Province in the sootheast, and Chuquisaca Depairtment in the east. The province extends ower 125 km frae east tae wast an 100 km frae north tae sooth.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Section Municipality Seat
1st Colquechaca Municipality Colquechaca
2nd Ravelo Municipality Ravelo
3rd Pocoata Municipality Pocoata
4th Ocurí Municipality Ocurí

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

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

Ethnic group Colquechaca Municipality (%) Ravelo Municipality (%) Pocoata Municipality (%) Ocurí Municipality (%)
Quechua 95.3 94.4 89.6 93.4
Aymara 0.9 0.3 3.0 0.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
No indigenous 3.8 5.2 7.3 6.1
Ither indigenous groups 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

Literature[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sergio Serulnikov, Subverting Colonial Authority: Challenges to Spanish Rule in Eighteenth-Century Southern Andes (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003)
  • Sergio Serulnikov, Tomás Catari y la producción de justicia (Buenos Aires: CEDES, 1988)
  • Erick D. Langer, "Andean Rituals of Revolt: The Chayanta Rebellion of 1927," Ethnohistory 37(1990): 227–53
  • Tristan Platt, Estado boliviano y ayllu andino: tierra y tributo en el norte de Potosi (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 1982)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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