Cercado Province (Tarija)
|Location in Bolivia|
|Density||75.0 inhabitants/km² (2001)|
The province extends over 80 km from north to south, and 80 km from east to west.
The population increased from 108,241 inhabitants (1992 census) to 153,457 (2001 census), an increase of 41.8%. - 39.4% of the population are younger than 15 years old. In the census 2012 the population increased to 205,346 inhabitants, migration mainly driven by gas extraction boom of the region.
26.0% of the population have no access to electricity, 39.4% have no sanitary facilities (1992).
12.2% of the population are employed in agriculture, 0.1% in mining, 11.5% in industry, 76.2% in general services (2001).
89.6% of the population are Catholics, 6.3% are Protestants (1992).
In contrast to the neighbouring provinces, the province comprises only one municipality Tarija Municipality. It is identical to the Cercado Province.