San Pedro de Quemes Municipality

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San Pedro de Quemes Municipality
Municipality
Salar de Chiguana
Salar de Chiguana
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
San Pedro de Quemes Municipality is located in Bolivia
San Pedro de Quemes Municipality
San Pedro de Quemes Municipality
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 21°3′S 68°18′W / 21.050°S 68.300°W / -21.050; -68.300Coordinates: 21°3′S 68°18′W / 21.050°S 68.300°W / -21.050; -68.300
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Nor Lípez Province
Seat San Pedro de Quemes
Area
 • Total 1,657 sq mi (4,291 km2)
Elevation 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 815
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

San Pedro de Quemes Municipality is the second municipal section of the Nor Lípez Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is San Pedro de Quemes.

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality consists of the following cantons:[1]

  • Cana - 44 inhabitants (2001)
  • Chiguana - 10 inhabitants
  • Pajancha - 52 inhabitants
  • Pelcoya - 135 inhabitants
  • San Pedro de Quemes- 574 inhabitants

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains in the municipality are:

Name Location
Araral Pelcoya Canton /  Chile
Iruphutunku Cana Canton
Julina San Pedro de Quemes Canton
Cañapa Pelcoya Canton
Michincha Cana Canton /  Chile
Pabellón Pelcoya Canton
Paruma Cana Canton /  Chile
Q'aluta Wintu Luma (Khaluta Vinto Loma) San Pedro de Quemes Canton
Cerro Gordo, Cana Cana Canton
Cerro Gordo, Quemes San Pedro de Quemes Canton
Sarapuru (Sarapuro) San Pedro de Quemes Municipality
Uquilla San Pedro de Quemes Canton
Ollagüe Pelcoya Canton
Olca Cana Canton /  Chile

Many of the mountains and volcanoes form a natural border to Chile.

The people[edit]

The people are mainly not indigenous and 45,0% are citizens of Quechua descent.[2]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 45.0
Aymara 6.3
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 48.3
Other indigenous groups 0.2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

External links[edit]