Tomás Frías Province
Potosí, capital of the Tomás Frías Province and the Potosí Department
Location of the Tomás Frías Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
|• Total||1,320 sq mi (3,420 km2)|
|• Density||134/sq mi (51.7/km2)|
|• Ethnicities||Quechua, Aymara|
Tomás Frías is a province in the northern parts of the Bolivian Potosí Department. Its capital is Potosí which is also the capital of the department. The province is named after the former president Tomás Frías Ametller.
It borders Chayanta Province in the north, Oruro Department in the northwest, Antonio Quijarro Province in the southwest, José María Linares Province in the south, and Cornelio Saavedra Province in the east.
The province extends over 115 km from east to west and from north to south.
|Capital Municipality||Potosí Municipality||Potosí|
The main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 84.5%, while 75.5% of the population speak Quechua. The population increased from 167,111 inhabitants (1992 census) to 176,922 (2001 census), an increase of 20%. Capital of the province is Potosí (132,966 inhabitants).
28% of the population have no access to electricity, 50.5% have no sanitary facilities.
21% of the population are employed in agriculture, 8% in mining, 10% in industry, 61% in general services. 92% of the population are Catholics, 5% Protestants.
|Ethnic group||Potosí Municipality (%)||Tinguipaya Municipality (%)||Yocalla Municipality (%)||Urmiri Municipality (%)|
|Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos||0,2||0,0||0,1||0,0|
|Other indigenous groups||0,2||0,0||0,1||0,1|
- *Potosí Department - social data of its provinces (PDF 5,36 MB) (spanish)