Potosí Depairtment

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Depairtment o Potosí
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Location athin Bolivia
Location athin Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°40′0″S 66°40′0″W / 20.66667°S 66.66667°W / -20.66667; -66.66667
Kintra Bolivie
 • PrefectMario Virreira
 • Total118218 km2 (45,644 sq mi)
 • Total709,013
 • Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (BOT)
HDI (2004)-

Potosí Depairtment is a depairtment in soothwastren Bolivie. It comprises 118,218 km² wi 709,013 indwallers (2001 census). The caipital is the ceety o Potosí. It is maistly a barren, muntainous region wi ane muckle plateau tae the wast, whaur the mucklest salt flat in the warld, Salar de Uyuni, is locatit.

Potosí wis the richest province in the Spaingie Empire, providin a great percentage o the siller that wis shippit tae Europe.

It is the location o the San Cristóbal siller, zinc an lead mines an aw, developit bi the US-company Apex Siller Mines Leemitit o Colorado an in November 2008 sauld tae the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation.

Provinces o Potosi Depairtment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment is dividit intae 16 provinces which are further supbdividit intae 40 municipalities [1] (municipios) an 219 cantons (cantónes).

Province Caipital km² Inhabitants
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Alonso de Ibáñez Sacaca 2.170 29.821
Antonio Quijarro Uyuni 14.890 37.431
Bernardino Bilbao Arampampa 640 10.850
Charcas San Pedro de Buena Vista 2.964 41.651
Chayanta Colquechaca 7.026 98.946
Cornelio Saavedra Betanzos 2.375 61.398
Daniel Campos Llica 12.106 5.270
Enrique Baldivieso San Agustín 2.254 1.827
José María Linares Puna 5.136 50.817
Modesto Omiste Villazón 2.260 38.364
Nor Chichas Cotagaita 8.979 32.946

Nor Lípez

Colcha "K" 20.892 11.594
Rafael Bustillo Uncía 2.235 75.599
Sud Chichas Tupiza 8.516 47.005

Sud Lípez

San Pablo de Lípez 22.355 5.284

Tomás Frías

Potosí 3.420 189.978

Leids[eedit | eedit soorce]

The leids spoken in the depairtment are mainly Quechua, Spaingie an Aymara. The follaein table shows the nummer o those belangin tae the recognizit group o speakers.[2]

Leid Depairtment Bolivie
Quechua 514,421 2,281,198
Aymara 57,738 1,525,321
Guaraní 374 62,575
Anither native 356 49,432
Spaingie 438,204 6,821,626
Foreign 3,771 250,754
Anerlie native 226,967 960,491
Native an Spaingie 301,280 2,739,407
Spaingie an foreign 136,980 4,115,751

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