José Manuel Pando Province
José Manuel Pando
Nuñu Qullu ("breast mountain") in the Santiago de Machaca Municipality
Location of José Manuel Pando Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
|Department||La Paz Department|
|Founded||April 22, 1986|
|Capital||Santiago de Machaca|
|• Total||1,976 km2 (763 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3,893 m (12,772 ft)|
|• Density||3.7/km2 (9.7/sq mi)|
José Manuel Pando is a province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It was founded on April 22, 1986 during the presidency of Víctor Paz Estenssoro. The province was named after José Manuel Pando (1848-1917) who was the president of Bolivia from 1899 till 1904. Its capital is Santiago de Machaca.
The province is situated in the western part of the Bolivian Altiplano, south of Lake Titicaca. To the west it is bordered by Peru, to the southeast by the Pacajes Province and to the northeast by the Ingavi Province.
The province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.
|Municipality||Inhabitants (2001) ||Seat||Inhabitants (2001)|
|Santiago de Machaca Municipality||4,402||Santiago de Machaca||819|
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