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Cornelio Saavedra Province

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Cornelio Saavedra
Banner o Cornelio Saavedra
Official seal of Cornelio Saavedra
Location o the Cornelio Saavedra Province athin Bolivie
Location o the Cornelio Saavedra Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 19°21′S 65°13′W / 19.350°S 65.217°W / -19.350; -65.217
Country Bolivie
DepairtmentPotosí Depairtment
 • Total3153 km2 (1,217 sq mi)
 • Total58,706
 • Density18.6/km2 (48/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Area code(s)BO.PO.CS

Cornelio Saavedra is a province in the north-eastren pairts o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. The caipital o the province is Betanzos wi 4,168 inhabitants in the year 2001.[1]

The province is namit efter the preses o the Argentine First Junta, Cornelio Saavedra, who wis born in Otuyo, Betanzos Municipality.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cornelio Saavedra province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 18° 57' an 19° 44' Sooth an atween 64° 48' an 65° 39' Wast. It borders Chuquisaca Depairtment in the northeast, Chayanta Province in the north, Tomás Frías Province in the wast, an José María Linares Province in the sooth an sootheast. The province extends ower 95 km frae east tae wast an 105 km frae north tae sooth.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Section Municipality Seat
1st Betanzos Municipality Betanzos
2nd Chaquí Municipality Chaquí
3rd Tacobamba Municipality Tacobamba

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Quechua, spoken bi 78 %, while 47 % o the population speaks Spaingie. The population increased frae 52,659 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 58,706 (2001 census), an increase o 11.5 %.

80 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 94 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 69 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 1 % in minin, 10 % in industrie, 20 % in general services. 89 % o the population are Catholics, 8 % Protestants.

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

Ethnic group Betanzos Municipality (%) Chaquí Municipality (%) Tacobamba Municipality (%)
Quechua 94.9 96.7 96.9
Aymara 0.1 0.2 0.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.0 0.1
Nae indigenous 4.9 2.8 2.8
Ither indigenous groups 0.0 0.2 0.0

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  2. obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)