Palca Municipality

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Palca
Pallqa
Municipality
Chojahuaya, Cohoni Canton, Palca Municipality
Chojahuaya, Cohoni Canton, Palca Municipality
Palca is located in Bolivia
Palca
Palca
Location of the Palca Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°42′0″S 67°50′0″W / 16.70000°S 67.83333°W / -16.70000; -67.83333Coordinates: 16°42′0″S 67°50′0″W / 16.70000°S 67.83333°W / -16.70000; -67.83333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Pedro Domingo Murillo Province
Seat Palca
Government
 • Mayor Cecilio Quispe Gomez (2007)
Area
 • Total 283 sq mi (734 km2)
Elevation 12,500 ft (3,800 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,185
 • Ethnicities Aymara

Palca or Pallqa (Aymara) is the first municipal section of the Pedro Domingo Murillo Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Palca.

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Real traverses the municipality. Some of the highest peaks of the municipality are listed below:[1]

Population[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent.[2]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 0.6
Aymara 91.6
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1
Not indigenous 7.6
Other indigenous groups 0.1

Places of interest[edit]

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipality are:[3]

  • Apacheta viewpoint in Palca Canton which offers a sight of the contrasting landscape and snowcapped Illimani
  • Valle de los Ánimas ("Valley of the Souls") and its lake (Laguna de las Ánimas) in Palca Canton
  • the town of Palca with houses of colonial times, Palca River, Chuaqueri gorge, also known as Palca gorge, and Takesi pre-Columbian trail in Palca Canton
  • the communities of Quilihuaya and Pinaya in Quilihuaya Canton
  • the community of Cohoni, its church dating from the 17th century and the chullpas of Ch'ullu Cahinbaya in Cohoni Canton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 6043-I Araca, 6044-IV Chojlla, Cohoni 6043-IV, Lambate 6044-II and 6044-III Palca
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)
  3. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Archived 2011-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. Tourist guide by the government of the department

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