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Modesto Omiste Province

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Modesto Omiste
A street in Villazón
A street in Villazón
Banner o Modesto Omiste
Official seal of Modesto Omiste
Location o the Modesto Omiste Province athin Bolivie
Location o the Modesto Omiste Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 18°53′S 65°39′W / 18.883°S 65.650°W / -18.883; -65.650
Kintra Bolivie
DepairtmentPotosí Depairtment
 • Total2554 km2 (986 sq mi)
 • Total36,266
 • Density14.2/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Area code(s)BO.PO.MO

Modesto Omiste is a province in the sooth o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. Its caipital is Villazón.


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Modesto Omiste province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 21° 39' an 22° 06' Sooth an atween 65° 10' an 66° 08' West. In the north it borders Sud Chichas Province, in the east Tarija Depairtment, in the sooth an sooth-wast the Republic o Argentinae. The province extends ower 120 km frae east tae wast an 65 km frae north tae sooth.


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The province comprises anerlie ane municipality (municipio), Villazón Municipality which is identical tae the province. It wis namit efter the Bolivie preses Eliodoro Villazón

The province is further subdividit intae cantons (cantones):

  • Berque
  • Casira
  • Chagua
  • Chipihuayco
  • Mojo
  • Moraya
  • Sagnasti
  • Salitre
  • San Pedro de Sococha
  • Sarcari
  • Sococha
  • Villazón
  • Yuruma


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The main leid o the province is Spaingie, spoken bi 97 %, while 44 % o the population speak Quechua. The population rose frae 31,737 (1992 census) tae 36,266 (2001 census), an increase o 14.3 %.

44 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 54 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 18 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 11 % in industrie, 71 % in general services. 84 % o the population are Catholics, 11 % Protestants.

Maist o the fowk are no indigenous, 43,3 % are ceetizens o Quechua descent.[1]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 43,3
Aymara 7,8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0,2
Nae indigenous 48,3
Ither indigenous groups 0,5


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

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