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Cotoca Municipality athin Andrés Ibáñez
Cotoca Municipality athin Andrés Ibáñez
Cotoca is locatit in Bolivia
Cotoca Municipality athin Andrés Ibáñez
Coordinates: 17°45′13″S 62°59′48″W / 17.75361°S 62.99667°W / -17.75361; -62.99667
Kintra  Bolivie
Depairtment Flag of Santa Cruz.svg Santa Cruz Depairtment
Province Andrés Ibáñez Province
Municipality Cotoca
 • Total 8.35 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Elevation 363 m (1,191 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 26,305
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-4)

Cotoca is a canton an municipality o Andrés Ibáñez Province in Santa Cruz Depairtment, Bolivie. The municipality consists o twa cantons - Cotoco itsel an Puerto Pailas. In 2010 it haed an estimatit population of 23,951 for the canton and 56,451 for the municipality. [1]

In 1799, the Catholic Kirk authorisit the biggin o a shrine tae the Virgen de Cotoca, an image o Mary (mither o Jesus) that wis seen in the toun. The Virgin is nou the patron saunt o the entire province o Santa Cruz an her feast frae 8 tae 15 Dizember draws thoosans o Bolivies. [2]

The population increased tenfauld in the last fowerty years:

Year Canton Municipality
1976 2,107[3]
1992 9,229[4] 21,252 [5]
2001 15,181[6] 36,425[7]
2009 23 951[8] 56,451[9]

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In the Bolivie regional election, 2010, Cotoca placit the Verdes pairty o Govrenor Rubén Costas first, awtho bi less than the oweraw result for the province: [10]

Pairty Votes % % athort Depairtment
Verdes (Bolivie) 5,623 34.0% 50.6%
MAS 3,533 21.4% 36.3%
Tiluchi 3149 19.1% n/a
SOL 3067 18.6% n/a
ASIP 703 4.3% n/a
Broad Front (MNR & Autonomia) 453 2.7% 4,3%

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