Tomás Frías Province

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Tomás Frías
Potosí, caipital o the Tomás Frías Province an the Potosí Depairtment
Potosí, caipital o the Tomás Frías Province an the Potosí Depairtment


Location o the Tomás Frías Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 19°23′23″S 65°54′34″W / 19.38972°S 65.90944°W / -19.38972; -65.90944
Kintra Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
Depairtment Potosí Depairtment
Caipital Potosí
 • Tot 1,320 sq mi (3,420 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Tot 176,922
 • Density 134/sq mi (51.7/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua, Aymara
Area code(s) BO-P

Tomás Frías is a province in the northren pairts o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. Its caipital is Potosí which is the caipital o the depairtment an aw. The province is namit efter the umwhile preses Tomás Frías Ametller.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tomás Frías province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 19° 00' an 19° 50' Sooth an atween 65° 32' an 66° 24' Wast.

It borders Chayanta Province in the north, Oruro Depairtment in the northwast, Antonio Quijarro Province in the soothwast, José María Linares Province in the sooth, an Cornelio Saavedra Province in the east.

The province extends ower 115 km frae east tae wast an frae north tae sooth.

Diveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province comprises fower municipalities which are further subdividit intae cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
Capital Municipality Potosí Municipality Potosí
1st Tinguipaya Municipality Tinguipaya
2nd Yocalla Municipality Yocalla
3rd Urmiri Municipality Urmiri

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main leid o the province is Spainyie, spoken bi 84.5 %, while 75.5 % o the population speak Quechua. The population increased frae 167,111 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 176,922 (2001 census), an increase o 20 %. Caipital o the province is Potosí (132,966 inhabitants).

28 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 50.5 % hae nae sanitary facilities.

21 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 8 % in minin, 10 % in industrie, 61 % in general services. 92 % o the population are Catholics, 5 % Protestants.

The fow are predominantly indigenous citizens o Quechua an Aymara descent.[1]

Ethnic group Potosí Municipality (%) Tinguipaya Municipality (%) Yocalla Municipality (%) Urmiri Municipality (%)
Quechua 68,1 94,7 93,8 49,3
Aymara 2,0 0,2 0,4 46,6
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0,2 0,0 0,1 0,0
No indigenous 29,5 5,1 5,7 4,1
Ither indigenous groups 0,2 0,0 0,1 0,1

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