Oropeza Province

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Oropeza Province
Province
Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia and the capital of the Oropeza Province
Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia and the capital of the Oropeza Province
Location of Oropeza Province within Bolivia
Location of Oropeza Province within Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°50′S 65°15′W / 18.833°S 65.250°W / -18.833; -65.250
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Chuquisaca Department
Capital Sucre
Area
 • Total 1,522 sq mi (3,943 km2)
Elevation 7,000 ft (2,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 241,376
 • Density 159/sq mi (61.2/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechuas
Time zone GMT -4

Oropeza is a province in the Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Sucre which is also the constitutional capital of Bolivia and the capital of the Chuquisaca Department.

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1][2][3][4]

Subdivision[edit]

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

Section Municipality Inhabitants (2001) [5] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Capital Municipality Sucre Municipality 214,913 Sucre 193,876
1st Yotala Municipality 9,497 Yotala 1,538
2nd Poroma Municipality 16,966 Poroma 486

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.

Ethnic group Sucre Municipality (%) Yotala Municipality (%) Poroma Municipality (%)
Quechua 57.3 90.4 94.7
Aymara 2.3 0.8 0.9
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 1.4 0.2 0.1
Not indigenous 38.6 8.3 4.2
Other indigenous groups 0.4 0.3 0.1

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the province are mainly Spanish and Quechua.

Language Sucre Municipality Yotala Municipality Poroma Municipality
Quechua 116,053 8,197 15,554
Aymara 3,322 68 165
Guaraní 344 8 4
Another native 67 0 4
Spanish 183,231 5,587 4,620
Foreign 8,156 41 8
Only native 19,901 3,319 11,057
Native and Spanish 97,831 4,916 4,513
Only Spanish 85,497 673 107

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Places of interest[edit]

Cave paintings at Inka Mach'ay

The archaeological sites of Inka Mach'ay and Puma Mach'ay are situated within the province. Inka Mach'ay was declared a National Monument in 1958. [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolivia 1:50,000 Tasapampa 6536-III
  2. ^ "Yotala". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,0000 Poroma 6538-III
  4. ^ "Poroma". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ www.ine.gov.bo (Spanish)
  6. ^ Archaeological parks in Bolivia