José María Avilés (or: Avilez) is a province in the wastren pairts o the Bolivie depairtment Tarija.
Avilés province is ane o sax provinces in the Tarija Depairtment. It is locatit atween 21° 28' an 22° 05' sooth an atween 64° 29' an 65° 25' wast.
The province borders Eustaquio Méndez Province in the north, Potosí Depairtment in the wast, Argentinae in the sooth, Aniceto Arce Province in the sooth-east, an Cercado Province in the north-east.
The province extends ower 85 km frae north tae sooth, an 115 km frae east tae wast.
Main idiom o the province is Spainyie, spoken bi 98.9 %, while 2.4 % o the population speak Quechua, an 0.2 speak Aymara.
The population increased frae 16,210 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 17,504 (2001 census), an increase o 8.0 %. - 47.6 % o the population are younger than 15 years auld.
81.6 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 82.9 % hae nae sanitary facilities (1992).
77.0 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 0.1 % in mining, 3.7 % in industrie, 19.2 % in general services (2001).
93.9 % o the population are Catholics, 4.6 % are Protestants (1992).
The province comprises twa municipalities: