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
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Municipalities 4
Capital Achacachi
Area
 • Total 2,065 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 84,484
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Area code(s) BO.LP.FT
Website Official 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] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Achacachi 70,503 Achacachi 7,540
Ancoraimes 15,199 Ancoraimes 561
Huarina Huarina 1,308
Santiago de Huata Santiago de Huata 576
Huatajata Huatajata 576
Chua Cocani Chua Cocani 852

° 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. Retrieved February 10, 2016.  labelled (Khara Kella)
  6. ^ www.bolivia.com (Spanish)
  7. ^ www.planguarani.com (Spanish)
  8. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia (Spanish)

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