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Nor Lipez Province


Nor Lipez is a province in the Bolivian department of Potosi.

Location

Nor Lipez province is one of sixteen provinces in the Potosi Department. It is located between 20 27' and 22 01' South and between 66 18' und 68 35' West.

It borders Daniel Campos Province to the North, the Republic of Chile to the West, Enrique Baldivieso Province and Sur Lipez Province to the South, Sud Chichas Province to the East, and Antonio Quijarro Province to the Northeast.

The province extends over 270 km from East to West and 210 km from North to South.

Population

Main idioms of the province are Spanish and Quechua, being spoken by 89 % of the population. The population increased from 8,320 (1992 census) to 10,460 inhabitants (2001 census), an increase of 25,7 %. The capital of the province is Colcha "K".

96 % of the population have no access to electricity, 93 % have no sanitary facilities. 61 % of the population are employed in agriculture, 9 % in mining, 2 % in industry, 28 % in general services. 90 % of the population are Catholics, 6 % Protestants.

Division

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

External links

General map of province

Detailed map of province towns and rivers

Population data (Spanish)

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