Eliodoro Camacho Province

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Eliodoro Camacho
Province
Suches River in Umanata
Suches River in Umanata
Location of Eliodoro Camacho Province within Bolivia
Location of Eliodoro Camacho Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Coordinates: 15°30′0″S 69°5′0″W / 15.50000°S 69.08333°W / -15.50000; -69.08333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Municipalities 5
Foundation November 5, 1908
Capital Puerto Acosta
Area
 • Total 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 53,747
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Website Official website

Eliodoro Camacho is a province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia situated at Lake Titicaca. Its seat is Puerto Acosta.

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,[1] 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).[2]

Subdivision[edit]

The province is divided into five municipalities [3] which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat Inhabitants (2001) [4]
1st Puerto Acosta Municipality Puerto Acosta 1,123
2nd Mocomoco Municipality Mocomoco 444
3rd Puerto Carabuco Municipality Puerto Carabuco 416
4th Umanata Municipality (also Humanata Municipality) Umanata (also Humanata) 192
5th Escoma Municipality Escoma 576

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.lexivox.org". www.lexivox.org. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ Diccionario Cultural Boliviano (Spanish)
  3. ^ www.bolivia.com (Spanish)
  4. ^ www.ine.gov.bo Archived November 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°30′S 69°05′W / 15.500°S 69.083°W / -15.500; -69.083