Caracollo

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For the mountain in the La Paz Department, Bolivia, see Q'ara Qullu.
Caracollo
Q'araqullu
Town
Flag of Caracollo
Flag
Official seal of Caracollo
Seal
Coordinates: 17°38′S 67°13′W / 17.633°S 67.217°W / -17.633; -67.217
Country  Bolivia
Department Oruro
Province Cercado Province
Municipality Caracollo
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,412
 • Ethnicities Aymara, Quechua
Time zone BST (UTC-4)

Caracollo (hispanicized spelling), Q'araqullu or Q'ara Qullu (Aymara q'ara bald, qullu mountain,[1] "bald mountain") is a small town in Bolivia. It is situated in the Cercado Province of the Oruro Department. In 2010 it had an estimated population of 5,429.[2] Located at the place where the highway from La Paz splits into two roads towards Cochabamba and Oruro, the town is a frequent starting point for long marches intended to influence the Bolivian government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. 

Coordinates: 17°38′13″S 67°13′07″W / 17.6369°S 67.2186°W / -17.6369; -67.2186