Nor Lípez Province
Location of the Nor Lípez Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
|• Total||10,883 sq mi (28,187 km2)|
|• Density||1/sq mi (0.4/km2)|
Nor Lípez is a province in the Bolivian department of Potosí. Its seat is Colcha "K", also called Villa Martín. The majority of the province's area was titled as the Nor Lípez Native Community Land on 19 April 2011. One of Bolivia's largest mines, the San Cristóbal Mine, is located near San Cristóbal in Colcha "K" municipality.
It is bordered by the Daniel Campos Province to the north, the Republic of Chile to the west, the Enrique Baldivieso Province and Sur Lípez Province to the south, Sud Chichas Province to the east, and the Antonio Quijarro Province to the northeast.
The province extends over 270 km from east to west and 210 km from north to south.
|Section||Municipality||Inhabitants 2001 ||Seat||Inhabitants 2001|
|1st||Colcha "K" Municipality||9,645||Colcha "K" or Villa Martín||853|
|2nd||San Pedro de Quemes Municipality||815||San Pedro de Quemes||508|
The population increased from 8,320 (1992 census) to 10,460 inhabitants (2001 census), an increase of 25,7%.
About 96% of the population have no access to electricity, 93% have no sanitary facilities. 61% of the population are employed in agriculture, 9% in mining, 2% in industry, 28% in general services. 90% of the population are Catholics, 6% are Protestants.
|Ethnic group||Colcha „K“ Municipality (%)||San Pedro de Quemes Municipality (%)|
|Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos||0.1||0.2|
|Other indigenous groups||0.1||0.2|
The languages spoken in the province are mainly Spanish and Quechua.
|Language||Colcha „K“ Municipality||San Pedro de Quemes Municipality|
|Native and Spanish||6.616||222|
Places of interest
- Cañapa Lake
- Chiguana Lake
- Laguna Hedionda
- Kara Lake
- Olca volcano
- Ollagüe volcano
- Pastos Grandes Lake
- Sarapuru volcano
- Sonequera mountain
- Tapaquilcha mountain
- INE, Bolivia