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Poopo Province


Poopo is a province in the eastern parts of the Bolivian department of Oruro.

Location

Poopo province is one of the sixteen provinces in the Oruro Department. It is located between 18 15' and 18 50' South and between 66 19' and 66 54' West.

The province borders Pantaleon Dalence Province in the Northeast, Cercado Province in the Northwest, Saucari Province in the West, Sud Carangas Province in the Southwest, Eduardo Avaroa Province in the South, and Potosi Department in the East.

The province extends over 70 km from North to South, and 70 km from East to West.

Population

Main idiom of the province is Spanish, spoken by 86 %, while 78 % of the population speak Quechua and 22 % Aymara (1992).

The population decreased from 17,437 inhabitants (1992 census) to 14,984 (2001 census), a decrease of 5.2 %. - 45.2 % of the population are younger than 15 years old (1992).

44 % of the population have no access to electricity, 89 % have no sanitary facilities (1992).

61 % of the population are employed in agriculture, 12 % in mining, 5 % in industry, 22 % in general services (2001).

86 % of the population are Catholics, 12 % are Protestants (1992).

Division

The province comprises three 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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