Copacabana Municipality, La Paz

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Copacabana Municipality
Municipality
Copacabana and Lake Titicaca
Copacabana Municipality is located in Bolivia
Copacabana Municipality
Copacabana Municipality
Location of the Arani Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°9′0″S 69°2′0″W / 16.15000°S 69.03333°W / -16.15000; -69.03333Coordinates: 16°9′0″S 69°2′0″W / 16.15000°S 69.03333°W / -16.15000; -69.03333
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvinceManco Kapac Province
SeatCopacabana
Government
 • MayorJuan Armando Callisaya Quispe
 • PresidentAdela Calizaya de Mamani
Area
 • Total67 sq mi (174 km2)
Elevation
12,630 ft (3,850 m)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total14,586
 • Ethnicities
Aymara
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Chelleca island, Lake Titicaca

Copacabana Municipality is the first municipal section of the Manco Kapac Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Copacabana.

Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) and Chelleca island are situated within the municipality.

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality is divided into three cantons.

Canton Inhabitants (2001)[1] Seat
Copacabana Canton 8,194 Copacabana
Lokha Canton 2,388 Lokha
Zampaya Canton 4,004 Zampaya

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymaran descent.

Ethnic group %
Quechua 0.9
Aymara 95.9
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 3.0
Other indigenous groups 0.1

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the Copacabana Municipality are mainly Aymara and Spanish.

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 185
Aymara 11,825
Guaraní 6
Another native 4
Spanish 10,713
Foreign 81
Only native 3,020
Native and Spanish 8,858
Only Spanish 1,857

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.ine.gob.bo Archived September 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]