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Daniel Campos Province


Daniel Campos is a province in the north-western parts of the Bolivian department of Potosi. It bears its name after the poet Daniel Campos who originated from this area.

Location

Daniel Campos province is one of sixteen provinces in the Potosi Department. It is located between 19 25' and 20 50' South and between 66 49' and 68 47' West. It borders Oruro Department in the north, the Republic of Chile in the west, Nor Lipez Province in the south, and Antonio Quijarro Province in the east.

The province extends over 240 km from east to west and 180 km from north to south.

Geography

The province is situated in the salt flats of southern Altiplano, more than 65 % of the province being covered by Salar de Uyuni. Salar de Uyuni is situated at an average level of 3,657 m amsl, the highest point of the province is Alto Totoni in Cordillera Sillaguay on the Chilenean border. The climate is that of an arid high mountain region, with yearly precipitation of below 200 mm, even less than 100 mm in the extreme west. Average daily temperatures are 0 to 5 C all over the year.

Population

Main idiom of the province is Spanish, spoken by 80%, while 59% of the population speak Aymara. The population increased from 4,630 inhabitants (1992 census) to 5,067 (2001 census), an increase of 9.4%. Capital of the province is Llica.

87% of the population have no access to electricity, 91% have no sanitary facilities. 73% of the population are employed in agriculture, 3% in mining, 2% in industry, 22% in general services. 87% of the population are Catholics, 8% Protestants.

Division

The province comprises two municipalities which are partly further subdivided into cantons.

External links

General map of province

Detailed map of province towns and rivers

Population data (Spanish)

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