Llallagua

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For the mountain in Peru, see Llallawa.
Llallagua
Llallawa
Town
Llallagua.jpg
Official seal of Llallagua
Seal
Llallagua is located in Bolivia
Llallagua
Llallagua
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°25′S 66°35′W / 18.417°S 66.583°W / -18.417; -66.583Coordinates: 18°25′S 66°35′W / 18.417°S 66.583°W / -18.417; -66.583
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Rafael Bustillo Province
Municipality Llallagua Municipality
Canton Llallagua Canton
Government
 • Mayor Tomás Quiróz (Without Fear Movement; elected 2010)
 • President Maximo Urquieta Mitma (2007)
Elevation 12,779 ft (3,895 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,065
Time zone BST (UTC-4)

Llallagua (in hispanicized spelling) or Llallawa (Aymara for a monstrous potato (like two potatoes) or animal, Quechua for the god of seed-time during the Inca period)[1][2] is a town in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. It is the seat of the Llallagua Municipality, the third municipal section of the Rafael Bustillo Province.

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  1. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
Metavauxite, a rare member of the vauxite group. Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia. Size: 4.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm.