Omasuyos Province

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Omasuyos

Uma Suyu
Province
Lake Wiñaymarka
Location of Omasuyos Province within Bolivia
Location of Omasuyos Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Provinces of the La Paz Department
Coordinates: 16°3′0″S 68°38′0″W / 16.05000°S 68.63333°W / -16.05000; -68.63333
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
Municipalities4
CapitalAchacachi
Area
 • Total2,065 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population
(2012 census)
 • Total84,484
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Aymara
Area code(s)BO.LP.FT
WebsiteOfficial website

Omasuyos (Hispanicized spelling) or Uma Suyu[1] (Aymara uma water, suyu region, "water region")[2] is a province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. Its capital is Achacachi (Jach'a Q'achi).

The province is situated in the Altiplano bordered to the north by the Muñecas Province, to the northeast by the Larecaja Province, to the southeast by the Los Andes Province, to the south and west by Lake Titicaca and to the northwest by the Eliodoro Camacho Province.

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Real traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[3][4][5]

  • Chiwanqu
  • Ch'amaka Misa
  • Ch'umani
  • Inkawi
  • Jach'a Pata
  • Jach'a P'iq'iñ Q'ara
  • Janq'u K'ark'a
  • Jichu Qullu
  • Kimsa Chatani
  • Muru Qullu
  • Paqu Juqhu
  • Pinkilluni
  • Pukara
  • Pukarani
  • P'iq'iñ Q'ara
  • Qala Qala
  • Qutu Uma Qullu
  • Q'ara Qullu (Achacachi)
  • Q'ara Qullu (Ancoraimes)
  • Taypi K'ark'a
  • Wari Qalluni Pata
  • Wila Sirka
  • Wisk'achani

Subdivision[edit]

The province is divided into six municipalities.[6][7]

Municipality Inhabitants (2001) [8] Inhabitants

(2012)[9]

Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Achacachi 70,503 46,058 Achacachi 7,540
Huarina (included in Achacachi in 2001) 7,948 Huarina 1,308
Santiago de Huata 8,562 Santiago de Huata 576
Huatajata 3,927 Huatajata 576
Chua Cocani 5,003 Chua Cocani 852
Ancoraimes 15,199 13,136 Ancoraimes 561

° including separated cantons

Huarina and Santiago de Huata, and Huatajata and Chua Cocani received the status of municipalities in 2005, 2009, and 2010, respectively. Formerly they were cantons of the Achacachi Municipality.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yaticha Kamani / Ministerio de Educación, Aymara aru thakhinchawi, Chuqi Yapu 2011
  2. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 5846-III Ancoraimes
  4. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 5846-IV Mina Matilde
  5. ^ "Ancoraimes". INE, Bolivia. Archived from the original on February 15, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2016. labelled (Khara Kella)
  6. ^ www.bolivia.com (Spanish)
  7. ^ www.planguarani.com Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  8. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia Archived 2009-10-27 at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  9. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística. "Ficha Resúmen Censo de Poblacion y Vivienda 2012". Retrieved 19 September 2017.

Coordinates: 16°03′S 68°38′W / 16.050°S 68.633°W / -16.050; -68.633