Pelechuco Municipality

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Pelechuco Municipality
Municipality
Jach'a Waracha as seen from the west, Pelechuco Municipality
Jach'a Waracha as seen from the west, Pelechuco Municipality
Pelechuco Municipality is located in Bolivia
Pelechuco Municipality
Pelechuco Municipality
Location of the Pelechuco Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 14°45′0″S 69°5′0″W / 14.75000°S 69.08333°W / -14.75000; -69.08333Coordinates: 14°45′0″S 69°5′0″W / 14.75000°S 69.08333°W / -14.75000; -69.08333
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvinceFranz Tamayo Province
SeatPelechuco
Government
 • MayorDaniel Cama Mamani (2007)
 • PresidentFlorencio Condori Mamani (2007)
Area
 • Total968 sq mi (2,507 km2)
Elevation
12,800 ft (3,900 m)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total5,115

Pelechuco Municipality is the second municipal section of the Franz Tamayo Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. IN 2001 it had apopulation of 5,115. Its seat is Pelechuco.

The municipality is bordered to the north by the Apolo Municipality, to the east by the Apolo and Curva Municipalities, to the south by the Curva and Charazani Municipalities and to the west by Peru.

Geography[edit]

The Apolobamba mountain range traverses the municipality. The highest mountain of the municipality is Chawpi Urqu (Wisk'achani) at 6,044 m (19,829 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1][2]

Division[edit]

Pelechuco Municipality is subdivided into the following four cantons:[3]

  • Antaquilla de Copacabana - 964 inhabitants (2001)
  • Pelechuco - 2,756 inhabitants
  • Suches - 227 inhabitants
  • Ulla Ulla - 1,168 inhabitants

Places of interest[edit]

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipalities are:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGM map 1:100,000 3041 Pelechuco
  2. ^ BIGM map 1:100,000 Umanata 3040
  3. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  4. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Archived 2011-05-09 at the Wayback Machine Tourist guide by the government of the department

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