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The ancient Chipaya village
The ancient Chipaya village
Coordinates: 19°03′S 68°05′W / 19.050°S 68.083°W / -19.050; -68.083
Country  Bolivia
Department Oruro
Province Sabaya Province
Municipality Chipaya Municipality
Population (2001)
 • Total 363
Time zone BST (UTC-4)

Chipaya is a village in Bolivia located in the Sabaya Province (formerly Atahuallpa Province) of the Oruro Department. It is the seat of the Chipaya Municipality. In 2001 it had a population of 363.[1] The village is situated in a remote area northeast of Lake Coipasa[2] where the people have maintained special elements of their culture.

Chipaya was declared a National Monument by Supreme Decrete No. 8171 on December 7, 1967.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics (INE) 2001
  2. ^ Chipaya Municipality: Population data and map
  3. ^ Viceministerio de Desarollo de las Culturas, Bolivia, Patrimonio Cultural, Monumentos Nacionales Declarados por el Estado Boliviano: "Pueblo y Parroquia de Chipaya"