Potosí Municipality

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Potosí Municipality
Khari Khari Lakes, Potosí Municipality
Khari Khari Lakes, Potosí Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Potosí Municipality is located in Bolivia
Potosí Municipality
Potosí Municipality
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°35′S 65°43′W / 19.583°S 65.717°W / -19.583; -65.717Coordinates: 19°35′S 65°43′W / 19.583°S 65.717°W / -19.583; -65.717
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Tomás Frías Province
Seat Potosí
Population (2001)
 • Total 145,057
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Potosí Municipality is the capital municipality of the Tomás Frías Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Potosí which is the capital of the department as well.


The Potosí mountain range traverses the municipality. Some of the highest mountains of the municipality are listed below:[1][2][3][4][5]


The municipality consists of the following cantons:

  • Chulchucani
  • Wari Wari
  • Potosí
  • Tarapaya


The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[6]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 68.1
Aymara 2.0
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 29.5
Other indigenous groups 0.2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Evelio Echevarría, Cordillera de Potosí, Bolivia, The Alpine Journal, 1995
  2. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Don Diego 6435-I
  3. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 6435-II-1 Potosí (Este)
  4. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Puna 6434-I
  5. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Porco 6434-IV
  6. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

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