Daniel Campos Province

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Daniel Campos
Province
Isla del Pescado in Salar de Uyuni, Daniel Campos Province
Isla del Pescado in Salar de Uyuni, Daniel Campos Province
Flag of Daniel Campos
Flag
Official seal of Daniel Campos
Seal
Location of the Daniel Campos Province within Bolivia
Location of the Daniel Campos Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
Provinces of the Potosí Department
Coordinates: 20°7′S 67°48′W / 20.117°S 67.800°W / -20.117; -67.800
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Municipalities 2
Cantons 13
Capital Llica
Area
 • Total 3,995 sq mi (10,347 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,067
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.5/km2)
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Area code(s) BO.PO.DC

Daniel Campos is a province in the north-western parts of the Bolivian Potosí Department. It is named after the poet Daniel Campos who originated from this area. The capital of the province is Llica.

Location[edit]

Daniel Campos province is one of sixteen provinces in the Potosí Department. It is located between 19° 25' and 20° 50' South and between 66° 49' and 68° 47' West. It borders Oruro Department in the north, the Republic of Chile in the west, Nor Lípez Province in the south, and Antonio Quijarro Province in the east.

The province extends over 240 km from east to west and 180 km from north to south.

Geography[edit]

The province is situated in the salt flats of southern Altiplano, more than 65% of the province being covered by Salar de Uyuni. Salar de Uyuni is situated at an average level of 3,657 m amsl, the highest point of the province is Alto Totoni (5,740 m) in Cordillera Sillaguay on the Chilenean border. The climate is that of an arid high mountain region, with yearly precipitation of below 200 mm, even less than 100 mm in the extreme west. Average daily temperatures are 0 to 5 °C all over the year.

Division[edit]

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

Section Municipality Seat
1st Llica Municipality Llica
2nd Tahua Municipality Tahua

Population[edit]

The main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 80%, while 59% of the population speak Aymara. The population increased from 4,630 inhabitants (1992 census) to 5,067 (2001 census), an increase of 9.4%.

87% of the population have no access to electricity, 91% have no sanitary facilities. 73% of the population are employed in agriculture, 3% in mining, 2% in industry, 22% in general services. 87% of the population are Catholics, 8% Protestants.

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent.[1]

Ethnic group Llica Municipality (%) Tahua Municipality (%)
Quechua 5.7 6.0
Aymara 86.9 90.5
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.1
Not indigenous 7.1 3.3
Other indigenous groups 0.3 0.0

Places of interest[edit]

Inkawasi Island in Salar de Uyuni

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

Coordinates: 20°07′S 67°48′W / 20.117°S 67.800°W / -20.117; -67.800