Poopó Municipality

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Poopó Municipality
Municipality
This is a view of Lake Poopó taken from the south eastern shore near the village of Llapallapani.
This is a view of Lake Poopó taken from the south eastern shore near the village of Llapallapani.
Poopó Municipality is located in Bolivia
Poopó Municipality
Poopó Municipality
Location of the Poopó Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°20′0″S 66°35′0″W / 18.33333°S 66.58333°W / -18.33333; -66.58333Coordinates: 18°20′0″S 66°35′0″W / 18.33333°S 66.58333°W / -18.33333; -66.58333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Oruro Department
Province Poopó Province
Cantons 3
Seat Poopó
Government
 • Mayor Nicanor Lopez Choque (2008)
 • President Jorge Choque Bautista (2008)
Area
 • Total 269 sq mi (697 km2)
Elevation 12,100 ft (3,700 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,163

Poopó Municipality is the first municipal section of the Poopó Province in the Oruro Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Poopó.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies east of the Desaguadero River where it connects Uru Uru Lake and Poopó Lake.

Some of the highest mountains of the municipality are listed below:[1][2]

  • Chuqi Nasa
  • Chuwallani
  • Ch'alla Wintu
  • Ch'ankha
  • Ch'api Ch'api
  • Kisuri
  • Kuntur Ikiña
  • Llallawani
  • Pä Qullu
  • Puka Kancha
  • Pukara
  • Qachi Qachi
  • Qala Pirqata
  • Quri Mina
  • Tani Tani
  • Tanka Qullu
  • Taypi Qullu
  • Urqu Jipiña

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality is divided into three cantons.

  • Coripata Canton
  • Poopó Canton
  • Venta y Media Canton

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the Poopó Municipality are mainly Spanish, Quechua and Aymara .

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 4,439
Aymara 1,105
Guaraní 13
Another native 6
Spanish 5,189
Foreign 27
Only native 733
Native and Spanish 3,769
Only Spanish 1,420

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Poopó". Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ BIGM map 1:50,000 Huanuni 6239-III

External links[edit]