Cornelio Saavedra Province
The bridge "Puente Méndez" or "Puente Sucre" between Sucre and Potosí across Pillku Mayu
Location of the Cornelio Saavedra Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Potosí Department
|• Total||1,217 sq mi (3,153 km2)|
|• Density||48/sq mi (18.6/km2)|
Cornelio Saavedra province is one of sixteen provinces in the Potosí Department. It is located between 18° 57' and 19° 44' South and between 64° 48' and 65° 39' West. It borders Chuquisaca Department in the northeast, Chayanta Province in the north, Tomás Frías Province in the west, and José María Linares Province in the south and southeast. The province extends over 95 km from east to west and 105 km from north to south.
The main language of the province is Quechua, spoken by 78%, while 47% of the population speaks Spanish. The population increased from 52,659 inhabitants (1992 census) to 58,706 (2001 census), an increase of 11.5%.
80% of the population have no access to electricity, 94% have no sanitary facilities. 69% of the population are employed in agriculture, 1% in mining, 10% in industry, 20% in general services. 89% of the population are Catholics, 8% Protestants.
|Ethnic group||Betanzos Municipality (%)||Chaquí Municipality (%)||Tacobamba Municipality (%)|
|Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos||0.1||0.0||0.1|
|Other indigenous groups||0.0||0.2||0.0|
The river Pillku Mayu flows along the northern border of the province.