Potosí Municipality

Potosí Municipality is the capital municipality of the Tomás Frías Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Potosí which is the capital of the department as well.

Potosí Municipality
Municipality
Khari Khari Lakes, Potosí Municipality
Khari Khari Lakes, Potosí Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Potosí Municipality is located in Bolivia
Potosí Municipality
Potosí Municipality
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°35′S 65°43′W / 19.583°S 65.717°W / -19.583; -65.717Coordinates: 19°35′S 65°43′W / 19.583°S 65.717°W / -19.583; -65.717
Country Bolivia
DepartmentPotosí Department
ProvinceTomás Frías Province
SeatPotosí
Population
 (2001)
 • Total145,057
 • Ethnicities
Quechua
Time zoneUTC-4 (-4)

GeographyEdit

The Potosí mountain range traverses the municipality. Some of the highest mountains of the municipality are listed below:[1][2][3][4][5]

SubdivisionEdit

The municipality consists of the following cantons:

DemographicsEdit

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[6]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 68.1
Aymara 2.0
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 29.5
Other indigenous groups 0.2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evelio Echevarría, Cordillera de Potosí, Bolivia, The Alpine Journal, 1995
  2. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Don Diego 6435-I
  3. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 6435-II-1 Potosí (Este)
  4. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Puna 6434-I
  5. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Porco 6434-IV
  6. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

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