Tomina Province

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Tomina Province
Province
Padilla, the province capital
Padilla, the province capital
Location of Tomina Province within Bolivia
Location of Tomina Province within Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°30′0″S 64°15′0″W / 19.50000°S 64.25000°W / -19.50000; -64.25000
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Chuquisaca Department
Capital Padilla
Government
 • Mayor Constancio Salazar Padilla (2007)
Area
 • Total 1,524 sq mi (3,947 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 37,482
 • Density 25/sq mi (9.5/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua

Tomina is a province in the Chuquisaca Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Padilla.

Subdivisions[edit]

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Tomina Province is divided into five municipalities which are partly further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Inhabitants (2001) [1] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
1st Padilla Municipality 12,562 Padilla 2,714
2nd Tomina Municipality 9,060 Tomina 983
3rd Sopachuy Municipality 7,241 Sopachuy 1,478
4th Villa Alcalá Municipality 4,034 Villa Alcalá 838
5th El Villar Municipality 4,585 El Villar 486


The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.

Ethnic group Padilla Municipality (%) Tomina Municipality (%) Sopachuy Municipality (%) Villa Alcalá Municipality (%) El Villar Municipality (%)
Quechua 55.1 83.8 84.5 29.9 55.2
Aymara 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.7
Not indigenous 43.5 15.8 147 68.5 43.3
Other indigenous groups 0.3 0.2 0.4 1.5 0.5

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the province are mainly Spanish and Quechua. [2]

Language Padilla Municipality Tomina Municipality Sopachuy Municipality Villa Alcalá Municipality El Villar Municipality
Quechua 2,181 7,831 6,261 1,167 1,264
Aymara 29 23 10 7 15
Guaraní 6 4 3 3 1
Another native 2 2 3 1 0
Spanish 11,585 4,418 3,003 3,576 4,190
Foreign 27 12 9 9 4
Only native 250 4,036 3,791 176 146
Native and Spanish 1,951 3,803 2,478 997 1,123
Only Spanish 9,635 616 526 2,579 3,067

Tourist attractions[edit]

Padilla Municipality is situated within the Iñao National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area. [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.ine.gov.bo (Spanish)
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo
  3. ^ www.lexivox.org

Coordinates: 19°30′00″S 64°15′00″W / 19.500°S 64.250°W / -19.500; -64.250