Viacha Municipality

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Viacha
Wiyacha
Municipality
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Viacha is located in Bolivia
Viacha
Viacha
Location of the Viacha Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°45′0″S 68°20′0″W / 16.75000°S 68.33333°W / -16.75000; -68.33333Coordinates: 16°45′0″S 68°20′0″W / 16.75000°S 68.33333°W / -16.75000; -68.33333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Ingavi Province
Seat Viacha
Government
 • Mayor Arsenio Lamas Chambi (2007)
 • President Heriberto Quispe Flores (2007)
Area
 • Total 326 sq mi (845 km2)
Elevation 12,800 ft (3,900 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 46,596

Viacha Municipality is the first municipal section of the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Viacha.

Division[edit]

The municipality is subdivided into seven cantons:

  • Chacoma Irpa Grande - 1,247 inhabitants (2001) [1]
  • General José Ballivian - 452 inhabitants
  • Ichuraya Grande - 332 inhabitants
  • Irpuma Irpa Grande - 1,078 inhabitants
  • Viacha - 46,596 inhabitants
  • Villa Remedios - 1,449 inhabitants
  • Villa Santiago de Chacoma - 438 inhabitants

The people[edit]

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

Ethnic group %
Quechua 2.9
Aymara 84.4
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 12.2
Other indigenous groups 0.2

Places of interest[edit]

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

  • The town of Viacha
  • Viriloco lagoon, a small man made lake in Viacha Canton
  • Qalachaka bridge in Viacha Canton
  • "Virgen de Letanías" Sanctuary in Viacha Canton
  • "Pan de Azúcar" mountain in Viacha Canton
  • Fields of the Battle of Ingavi in Viacha Canton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Institute of Statistic 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]