Colquechaca Municipality

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Colquechaca
Qullqichaka
Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Colquechaca is located in Bolivia
Colquechaca
Colquechaca
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°53′S 66°5′W / 18.883°S 66.083°W / -18.883; -66.083Coordinates: 18°53′S 66°5′W / 18.883°S 66.083°W / -18.883; -66.083
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Chayanta Province
Seat Colquechaca
Area
 • Total 713 sq mi (1,846 km2)
Elevation 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,037
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Colquechaca (in hispanicized spelling) or Qullqichaka (Quechua qullqi silver, money, chaka bridge,[1] "silver bridge") is the first municipal section of the Chayanta Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Colquechaca.

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality consists of the following cantons:

  • Ayoma
  • Colquechaca
  • Macha
  • Rosario
  • Surumi

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[2]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 95.3
Aymara 0.9
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.0
Not indigenous 3.8
Other indigenous groups 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Bolivian Quechua dictionary (Quechua - Spanish, Spanish Quechua)
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

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