Narciso Campero Province

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Narciso Campero Province
Location of Narciso Campero Province within Bolivia
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General Data
Country Bolivia Bolivia
Departament Cochabamba Department
Capital Aiquile
Municipalities 3
Cantons 10
Area 5,550 km²
Elevation m
Population 37,011 (2001)
Density 6.7 inhabitants/km² (2001)
Sub-prefect
Languages Quechua, Spanish
ISO 3166-2 BO.CB.CM
Cochabamba Department
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Narciso Campero is a province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Aiquile. Aiquile lies on one transportation route between the cities of Cochabamba, Sucre and Santa Cruz.

Subdivision[edit]

The province is divided into three municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Aiquile Municipality Aiquile
2nd Pasorapa Municipality Pasorapa
3rd Omereque Municipality Omereque

1998 earthquake[edit]

Campero was near the epicenter of an earthquake which struck on May 22, 1998. The shock had a moment magnitude of 6.6 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). It caused over 100 deaths and left thousands homeless. It was the largest shallow earthquake in Bolivia in over 50 years, and was felt as far away as Cochabamba and Sucre (approximately 100 km). The earthquake caused widespread damage over an area of approximately 100 km in diameter. The major towns affected were Hoyadas (100% of the buildings destroyed), Aiquile (75% of the buildings destroyed) and Totora (70% of the buildings destroyed).[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Funning, G. J.; Barke, R. M. D.; Lamb, S. H.; Minaya, E.; Parsons, B.; Wright, T. J. (2005), "The 1998 Aiquile, Bolivia earthquake: A seismically active fault revealed with InSAR" (PDF), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Elsevier, 232 (1–2): 41, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.01.013 

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Coordinates: 18°15′S 65°20′W / 18.250°S 65.333°W / -18.250; -65.333