Antonio Quijarro Province
Salt production on the Salar de Uyuni
Location of the Antonio Quijarro Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
|• Total||6,737 sq mi (17,449 km2)|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2.1/km2)|
|• Ethnicities||Quechua, Aymara|
It borders Oruro Department in the north, Nor Lípez Province in the west, Sud Chichas Province in the southeast, Nor Chichas Province and José María Linares Province in the east, and Tomás Frías Province in the northeast.
The province extends over 180 km from east to west and 225 km from north to south.
The main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 87%, while 74% of the population speak Quechua. The population increased from 37,384 inhabitants (1992 census) to 37,428 (2001 census), an increase of only 0.1%. Capital of the province is Uyuni (10,191 inhabitants).
53% of the population have no access to electricity, 85% have no sanitary facilities. 50% of the population are employed in agriculture, 8% in mining, 5% in industry, 37% in general services. 86% of the population are Catholics, 11% Protestants.
|Ethnic group||Uyuni Municipality (%)||Tomave Municipality (%)||Porco Municipality (%)|
|Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos||0.2||0.1||0.1|
|Other indigenous groups||0.2||0.2||0.1|
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