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Colcapirhua is located in Bolivia
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°25′00″S 66°15′00″W / 17.41667°S 66.25000°W / -17.41667; -66.25000Coordinates: 17°25′00″S 66°15′00″W / 17.41667°S 66.25000°W / -17.41667; -66.25000
Country  Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Province Quillacollo Province
Municipality Colcapirhua Municipality
 • Mayor Longines Nogales Fuentes (2007)
 • President Marisol Nina Mercado (2007)
Elevation 2,497 m (8,192 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 48,631
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Colcapirhua (hispanicized spelling of native Quechua: Qullqapirwa, a place where things are stored) [2] is a town in the Cochabamba Department in central Bolivia. It is the seat of the Colcapirhua Municipality, the fifth municipal section of the Quillacollo Province.

Map showing the location of Colcapirhua


Colcapirhua is the province of Quillacollo Cochabamba department. Bordered on the east by the province of Cercado, west to the town of Quillacollo and north with the municipality of Tiquipaya

Brief History[edit]

In ancient times was characterized by the production of jars, pots and vases made of mud and clay, so that its inhabitants, potters experts are called in Quechua "Mank'a llutas" (makers of pots).

He is the youngest municipality in the province of Quillacollo, the municipality creaccion Colcapirhua arises from the neglect and apathy of the municipal authorities of Quillacollo, who did not attend the most premiosas needs of the canton.

The process of creating the fifth section lasted 27 years by the fierce opposition of the Municipality of Quillacollo. It began on August 25, 1958 and culminated in the enactment of Law 579 of 15 April 1985, during the presidency of Hernán Siles Suazo. The standard was ratified by Act of March 18, 1987 in the government of Victor Paz Estenssoro. Thus the municipality but not with the territorial limits initially proposed was created.

The name derives from the Quechua Colcapirhua Qolque-money and pirwua-sky where corn was stored.

Square 15 de abril in Colcapirhua


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