|Province||Sud Carangas Province|
|Elevation||12,428 ft (3,788 m)|
Orinoca has 163 inhabitants (2001) and is the administrative center of Orinoca District. It is located at , 3,788 m above sea-level, 185 km south of the department's capital, Oruro, and 20 km west of Lake Poopó. The second-largest lake in Bolivia was dried up as of December 2015, except for a few marshy patches, and officials do not know if it can recover from an extended drought.
Orinoca is accessible by road, and a bus service that serves the town twice a week.
- Mercado, David. "Lake Poopo Dries Up". Reuters. Archived from the original on 19 December 2015.
- Paskevics, Emily (19 December 2015). "Lake Poopó, Second Largest In Bolivia, Dries Up Completely". Headlines & Global News (HNGN). Archived from the original on 9 February 2016.