Rafael Bustillo Province

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Rafael Bustillo
Uncía, the caipital o the province
Uncía, the caipital o the province
Banner o Rafael Bustillo
Official seal of Rafael Bustillo
Location o the Rafael Bustillo Province athin Bolivie
Location o the Rafael Bustillo Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 18°28′0″S 66°28′0″W / 18.46667°S 66.46667°W / -18.46667; -66.46667
Kintra Bolivie
DepairtmentPotosí Depairtment
 • Total2249 km2 (868 sq mi)
 • Total76,254
 • Density33.9/km2 (88/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Quechua Aymara
Area code(s)BO.PO.RB

Rafael Bustillo is a province in the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. Its name honors the Bolivie diplomat an foreign secretary Rafael Bustillo († 1886). The caipital o the province is Uncía wi a population o 5,709 in the year 2001, the lairgest toun is Llallagua wi 20,065 inhabitants.[1]

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rafael Bustillo province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 18° 11' an 18° 45' Sooth an atween 66° 11' an 66° 45' Wast. It borders Oruro Depairtment in the northwast, wast an sooth, Chayanta Province in the sootheast, Charcas Province in the east, an Alonso de Ibáñez Province in the northeast. The province extends ower 70 km frae north tae sooth as well as frae east tae wast.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province comprises fower municipalities [2] [3] which are further subdividit intae cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Uncía Municipality Uncía
2nt Chayanta Municipality Chayanta
3rd Llallagua Municipality Llallagua
4t Chuquihuta Municipality Chuquihuta

Chuquihuta Municipality wis creatit bi law on 17 Juin 2009. Till then it wis ane o the cantons o the Uncía Municipality.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Quechua, spoken bi 86 %, while 74 % o the population speak Spaingie. The population increased frae 76,254 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 77,566 (2001 census), an increase o 1.7 %.

46 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 78 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 41 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 11 % in minin, 11 % in industrie, 37 % in general services. 90.5 % o the population are Catholics, 6.7 % Protestants.

The fowk are predominantly indigenous citizens o Quechua an Aymara descent.[4]

Ethnic group Uncía an Chuquihuta Municipality (%) Chayanta Municipality (%) Llallagua Municipality (%)
Quechua 69,1 87,8 71,6
Aymara 20,0 9,8 12,8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0,0 0,0 0,3
No indigenous 10,9 2,2 15,1
Ither indigenous groups 0,0 0,1 0,2

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Naitional Institute o Statistics o Bolivie
  2. www.bolivia.com (Spaingie)
  3. www.planguarani.com Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine (Spaingie)
  4. obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)