Atocha Municipality

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Atocha Municipality
Flag of Atocha Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Atocha Municipality is located in Bolivia
Atocha Municipality
Atocha Municipality
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 21°6′S 66°2′W / 21.100°S 66.033°W / -21.100; -66.033Coordinates: 21°6′S 66°2′W / 21.100°S 66.033°W / -21.100; -66.033
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Sud Chichas Province
Foundation September 21, 1963
Seat Atocha
 • Mayor Braulio Flores
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,536
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Atocha Municipality is the second municipal section of the Sud Chichas Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Atocha.


Atocha Municipality was created on September 21, 1963 by Law No. 245[1] consisting of the following seven cantons: Chocaya, Portugalete, San Vicente, Santa Bárbara, Tacmari, Guadalupe and Chorolque Viejo.

The National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia INE lists eight divisions of the municipality of Atocha:[2] Atocha, Chorolque, Chorolque Viejo, Portugalete, Chocaya, Guadalupe, San Vicente, Santa Bárbara.

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[3]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 70.6
Aymara 2.8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 26.4
Other indigenous groups 0.1


The languages spoken in the municipality are mainly Spanish and Quechua .

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 4,910
Aymara 274
Guaraní 11
Another native 1
Spanish 8,580
Foreign 26
Only native 395
Native and Spanish 4,602
Only Spanish 3,979


Places of interest[edit]

The colonial settlement Atocha Viejo ("Old Atocha") as well as the land relief are a tourist attraction.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Law No. 245, Ley de 21 de septiembre de 1963 Archived March 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ INE, Bolivia, Division of Atocha Municipality: Population Data[permanent dead link]
  3. ^

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