Canyon of the Toro Toro National Park
Location of the Charcas Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
|Capital||San Pedro de Buena Vista|
|• Total||1,306 sq mi (3,382 km2)|
|• Density||29/sq mi (11.3/km2)|
Charcas province is one of sixteen provinces in the Potosí Department. It is located between 17° 57' und 18° 36' South and between 65° 21' und 66° 19' West. It borders Bernardino Bilbao Province in the north, Alonso de Ibáñez Province in the northwest, Rafael Bustillo Province in the southwest, Chayanta Province in the south, and Cochabamba Department in the east.
The province extends over 125 km from East to West and 100 km from north to south.
|1st||San Pedro de Buena Vista Municipality||San Pedro de Buena Vista|
|2nd||Toro Toro Municipality||Toro Toro|
The main language of the province is Quechua, spoken by 98%, while 34% of the population speak Spanish. The population increased from 31,233 inhabitants (1992 census) to 38,174 (2001 census), an increase of 22.3%. Capital of the province is San Pedro (955 inhabitants).
99.8% of the population have no access to electricity, 98.5% have no sanitary facilities. 72.0% of the population are employed in agriculture, 0.5% in mining, 12.2% in industry, 15.3% in general services. 93% of the population are Catholics, 6% Protestants.
|Ethnic group||San Pedro Municipality (%)||Toro Toro Municipality (%)|
|Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos||0.0||0.0|
|Other indigenous groups||0.0||0.0|