Palca Municipality

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Chojahuaya, Cohoni Canton, Palca Municipality
Chojahuaya, Cohoni Canton, Palca Municipality
Palca is located in Bolivia
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
 • Mayor Cecilio Quispe Gomez (2007)
 • 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.


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


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]


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

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