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Aroma Province

Aroma is one of the twenty provinces of the Bolivian La Paz Department and is situated in the department's southern parts.


Aroma province is located between 16 43' and 17 35' South and between 67 22' and 68 23' West. It extends over 120 km from Northwest to Southeast, and up to 55 km from Northeast to Southwest.

The province is situated on the Bolivian Altiplano southeast of Lake Titicaca and borders Ingavi Province in the Northwest, Pacajes Province in the West, Gualberto Villarroel Province in the South, Oruro Department in the Southeast, Loayza Province in the East, and Pedro Domingo Murillo Province in the North.


The population of Aroma Province has increased by 80 % over the recent two decades:

1992: 65,730 inhabitants (census)

2001: 86,480 inhabitants (census)

2005: 99,162 inhabitants (est.)

2010: 110,418 inhabitants (est.)

45.1 % of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)

79.9 % of the population speak Spanish, 93.9 % speak Aymara, and 6.7 % Quechua. (2001)

The literacy rate of the province's population is 78.4 %. (1992)

82.1 % of the population have no access to electricity, 88.0 % have no sanitary facilities. (1992)

69.2 % of the population are Catholics, 25.5 % are Protestants. (1992)


The province comprises seven municipios which are further subdivided into cantons.

External links

General map of province

Detailed map of province towns and rivers

Population data (Spanish)

Social data (Spanish)

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