José Manuel Pando Province

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José Manuel Pando
Location of José Manuel Pando Province within Bolivia
Location of José Manuel Pando Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Coordinates: 17°10′0″S 69°20′0″W / 17.16667°S 69.33333°W / -17.16667; -69.33333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Municipalities 2
Founded April 22, 1986
Capital Santiago de Machaca
 • Total 1,976 km2 (763 sq mi)
Elevation 3,893 m (12,772 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 7,381
 • Density 3.7/km2 (9.7/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Website Official website

This article is about the province. For the person, see José Manuel Pando.

José Manuel Pando is a province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It was founded on April 22, 1986 during the presidency of Víctor Paz Estenssoro. The province was named after José Manuel Pando (1848-1917) who was the president of Bolivia from 1899 till 1904. Its capital is Santiago de Machaca.

The province is situated in the western part of the Bolivian Altiplano, south of Lake Titicaca. To the west it is bordered by Peru, to the southeast by the Pacajes Province and to the northeast by the Ingavi Province.


The province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Municipality Inhabitants (2001) [1] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Santiago de Machaca Municipality 4,402 Santiago de Machaca 819
Catacora Municipality 1,735 Catacora 529

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Coordinates: 17°10′S 69°20′W / 17.167°S 69.333°W / -17.167; -69.333