Sud Chichas Province

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Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
Province
On the way to "Cañón del Inca" near Tupiza
On the way to "Cañón del Inca" near Tupiza
Flag of Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
Flag
Official seal of Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
Seal
Location of the Sud Chichas Province within Bolivia
Location of the Sud Chichas Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
Provinces of the Potosí Department
Coordinates: 21°20′S 65°50′W / 21.333°S 65.833°W / -21.333; -65.833
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Capital Tupiza
Area
 • Total 3,150 sq mi (8,158 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 47,873
 • Density 15/sq mi (5.9/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Area code(s) BO.PO.SC

Sud Chichas (or: Sur Chichas) is a province in the Bolivian department of Potosí. Its seat is Tupiza.

Location[edit]

Sud Chichas province is one of sixteen provinces in the Potosí Department. It is located between 20° 51' and 21° 50' South and between 65° 15' and 66° 30' West. It borders Nor Chichas Province in the north, Antonio Quijarro Province in the north-west, Nor Lípez Province and Sur Lípez Province in the west, the Republic of Argentina and Modesto Omiste Province in the south, Tarija Department in the south-east, and Chuquisaca Department in the east.

The province extends over 130 km from east to west and from north to south.

Division[edit]

The province comprises two municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Tupiza Municipality Tupiza
2nd Atocha Municipality Atocha

Population[edit]

The main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 96%, while 59% of the population speak Quechua. The population dropped from 52,308 inhabitants (1992 census) to 47,873 (2001 census), a decrease of 8.5%.

45% of the population have no access to electricity, 74% have no sanitary facilities. 34% of the population are employed in agriculture, 11% in mining, 6% in industry, 49% in general services. 88% of the population are Catholics, 8% Protestants.

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[1]

Ethnic group Tupiza Municipality (%) Atocha Municipality (%)
Quechua 57.0 70.6
Aymara 1.7 2.8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2 0.2
Not indigenous 38.5 26.4
Other indigenous groups 2.5 0.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)