Gran Chaco Province

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Gran Chaco
Location in Bolivia
Bolivia Tarija Gran Chaco.png
Main Data
Capital Yacuíba
Area 17,594 km²
Population 116,318 (2001)
Density 6.6 inhabitants/km² (2001)
ISO 3166-2 BO.TR.GC

Gran Chaco is a province in the eastern parts of the Bolivian department Tarija. The province voted to become an autonomous region on 6 December 2009.

Location[edit]

Gran Chaco province is one of six provinces in the Tarija Department. It is located between 21° 00' and 22° 17' south and between 62° 16' and 64° 18' west.

The province borders Chuquisaca Department in the north, Burnet O'Connor Province in the north-west, Aniceto Arce Province in the south-west, Argentina in the south, and Paraguay in the east.

The province extends over 200 km from north to south, and 200 km from east to west.

Population[edit]

Main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 98.4%, while 11.5% of the population speak Quechua, 3.0 speak Aymara, and 2.7% Guaraní.

The population increased from 74,612 inhabitants (1992 census) to 116,318 (2001 census), an increase of 55.9%. - 41.9% of the population are younger than 15 years old.

50.7% of the population have no access to electricity, 41.1% have no sanitary facilities (1992).

19.1% of the population are employed in agriculture, 1.4% in mining, 8.3% in industry, 71.2% in general services (2001).

86.8% of the population are Catholics, 9.4% are Protestants (1992).

Division[edit]

The province comprises three municipalities:

Places of interest[edit]

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Coordinates: 21°40′S 62°45′W / 21.667°S 62.750°W / -21.667; -62.750