Daniel Campos Province

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Daniel Campos
Isla del Pescado in Salar de Uyuni, Daniel Campos Province
Isla del Pescado in Salar de Uyuni, Daniel Campos Province
Banner o Daniel Campos
Official seal of Daniel Campos
Location o the Daniel Campos Province athin Bolivie
Location o the Daniel Campos Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 20°7′S 67°48′W / 20.117°S 67.800°W / -20.117; -67.800
Kintra Bolivie
DepairtmentPotosí Depairtment
 • Total10347 km2 (3,995 sq mi)
 • Total5,067
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Area code(s)BO.PO.DC

Daniel Campos is a province in the north-wastren pairts o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. It is namit efter the poet Daniel Campos who oreeginatit frae this aurie. The caipital o the province is Llica.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daniel Campos province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 19° 25' an 20° 50' Sooth an atween 66° 49' an 68° 47' Wast. It borders Oruro Depairtment in the north, the Republic o Chile in the wast, Nor Lípez Province in the sooth, an Antonio Quijarro Province in the east.

The province extends ower 240 km frae east tae wast an 180 km frae north tae sooth.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is situatit in the salt flats o soothren Altiplano, mair nor 65 % o the province bein covered bi Salar de Uyuni. Salar de Uyuni is situatit at an average level o 3,657 m amsl, the heichest pynt o the province is Alto Totoni (5,740 m) in Cordillera Sillaguay on the Chilean border. The climate is that o an arid heich muntain region, wi yearly precipitation o belaw 200 mm, even less nor 100 mm in the extreme wast. Average daily temperaturs are 0 tae 5 °C aw ower the year.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province comprises twa municipalities which are pairtly faur subdividit intae cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Llica Municipality Llica
2nt Tahua Municipality Tahua

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Spaingie, spoken bi 80%, while 59% o the population speak Aymara. The population increased frae 4,630 indwallers (1992 census) tae 5,067 (2001 census), an increase o 9.4%.

87% o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 91% hae nae sanitary facilities. 73% o the population are employed in agricultur, 3% in minin, 2% in industrie, 22% in general services. 87% o the population are Catholics, 8% Protestants.

The fowk are predominantly indigenous ceetizens o Aymara strynd.[1]

Ethnic group Llica Municipality (%) Tahua Municipality (%)
Quechua 5.7 6.0
Aymara 86.9 90.5
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.1
Nae indigenous 7.1 3.3
Ither indigenous groups 0.3 0.0

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Inkawasi Island in Salar de Uyuni

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)