Eliodoro Camacho Province
Suches River in Umanata
Location of Eliodoro Camacho Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
|Department||La Paz Department|
|Foundation||November 5, 1908|
|• Total||2,080 km2 (800 sq mi)|
|• Density||26/km2 (67/sq mi)|
Camacho Province is situated in the western region of the La Paz Department bordered to the north by the Muñecas Province, to the east by the Larecaja Province, to the south by the Omasuyos Province, to the west by Lake Titicaca and Moho Province located in the Puno Region of Peru.
Camacho Province was created during the presidency of General Ismael Montes on November 5, 1908, named after the Bolivian politician and officer Eliodoro Camacho. Originally it was composed of the cantons Huaycho, Escoma, Carabuco, Italaque, Mocomoco and Ambaná. Huaycho became the capital of the province under the name "Puerto Acosta" (meaning: "Port Acosta") in honor of the writer Nicolás Acosta (1844 - 1893).
|Section||Municipality||Seat||Inhabitants (2001) |
|1st||Puerto Acosta Municipality||Puerto Acosta||1,123|
|3rd||Puerto Carabuco Municipality||Puerto Carabuco||416|
|4th||Umanata Municipality (also Humanata Municipality)||Umanata (also Humanata)||192|
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