San Andrés de Machaca Municipality

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San Andrés de Machaca Municipality
Municipality
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
San Andrés de Machaca Municipality is located in Bolivia
San Andrés de Machaca Municipality
San Andrés de Machaca Municipality
Location of the San Andrés de Machaca Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°54′0″S 69°3′0″W / 16.90000°S 69.05000°W / -16.90000; -69.05000Coordinates: 16°54′0″S 69°3′0″W / 16.90000°S 69.05000°W / -16.90000; -69.05000
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Ingavi Province
Seat San Andrés de Machaca
Government
 • Mayor Erasmo Ticona Quenta (2008)
 • President Filomena Sarzuri Cruz (2008)
Area
 • Total 580 sq mi (1,502 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,299

San Andrés de Machaca Municipality is the fifth municipal section of the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its seat is San Andrés de Machaca.

Division[edit]

The municipality consists of the following cantons:[1]

  • Chuncarcota de Machaca - 400 inhabitants (2001)
  • Conchacollo de Machaca - 915 inhabitants
  • Laquinamaya - 1.089 inhabitants
  • Mauri - 616 inhabitants
  • Nazacara - 494 inhabitants
  • San Andrés de Machaca - 1.344 inhabitants
  • Sombra Pata - 262 inhabitants
  • Villa Artasivi de Machaca - 873 inhabitants
  • Villa Pusuma Alto de Machaca - 317 inhabitants

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent.[2]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 0.3
Aymara 96.0
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1
Not indigenous 3.3
Other indigenous groups 0.4

Places of interest[edit]

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipality are:[3]

  • Afiani lagoon in San Andrés de Machaca Canton
  • The chullpa of Kañoma in San Andrés de Machaca Canton
  • The church of San Andrés de Machaca, built between 1806 and 1836

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)
  3. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Tourist guide by the government of the department

External links[edit]