Escoma Municipality

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Escoma
Municipality
UAC Escoma
UAC Escoma
Escoma is located in Bolivia
Escoma
Escoma
Location of the Umanata Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 15°37′0″S 69°9′0″W / 15.61667°S 69.15000°W / -15.61667; -69.15000Coordinates: 15°37′0″S 69°9′0″W / 15.61667°S 69.15000°W / -15.61667; -69.15000
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Eliodoro Camacho Province
Foundation February 6, 2009
Seat Escoma
Elevation 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,077

Escoma Municipality is the fifth municipal section of the Eliodoro Camacho Province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It was created on February 6, 2009. Until then this area was part of the Viacha Municipality.[1] Its seat is Escoma with 576 inhabitants in the year 2001.[2]

Escoma Municipality is situated in the Altiplano on the western edge of the Cordillera Real. It is bordered to the north-east, north and west by the Puerto Acosta Municipality, to the south by Lake Titicaca, to the south-east by the Puerto Carabuco Municipality and to the east by the Mocomoco Municipality.


Division[edit]

The municipality is divided into four cantons:

Canton Inhabitants (2001)[3] Seat
Escoma Canton 5,097 Escoma
Challapata Peninsula Canton 905 Challapata
Collasuyo Canton 561 Collasuyo
Villa Puni Canton 514 Villa Puni


Formerly all these cantons which now make up the Escoma Municipality belonged to the Viacha Municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.bolivia.com (Spanish)
  2. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia Archived September 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  3. ^ www.ine.gov.bo Archived November 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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