Quillacollo Province

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Quillacollo Province
Province
A view of the calvary of the Virgin of Urqupiña with pilgrims during the festival on August 16
A view of the calvary of the Virgin of Urqupiña with pilgrims during the festival on August 16
Location of Quillacollo Province within Bolivia
Location of Quillacollo Province within Bolivia
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Coordinates: 17°20′S 66°15′W / 17.333°S 66.250°W / -17.333; -66.250
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Municipalities 5
Cantons 12
Capital Quillacollo
Government
 • Mayor Hugo Cesar Miguel Candia (2007)
Area
 • Total 280 sq mi (720 km2)
Population (2012)
 • Total 336,615
 • Density 1,210/sq mi (468/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone GMT -4

Quillacollo is a province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. It is known for its festival in August where people from all over Bolivia come and pay homage to the Virgin of Urqupiña (Virgen de Urqupiña). Quillacollo is said to be one of the fastest growing cities in Bolivia.

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the province is Tunari at 5,023 m (16,480 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1][2][3][4]

Subdivision[edit]

The province is divided into five municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Quillacollo Municipality Quillacollo
2nd Sipe Sipe Municipality Sipe Sipe
3rd Tiquipaya Municipality Tiquipaya
4th Vinto Municipality Vinto
5th Colcapirhua Municipality Colcapirhua

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the Quillacollo Province are mainly Spanish and Quechua. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers.[5]

Language Quillacollo Municipality Sipe Sipe Municipality Tiquipaya Municipality Vinto Municipality Colcapirhua Municipality
Quechua 52,399 23,819 19,308 18,630 18,050
Aymara 7,101 1,127 2,481 2,259 2,449
Guaraní 101 24 43 38 38
Another native 82 24 36 26 46
Spanish 93,131 23,059 32,704 26,355 38,441
Foreign 2,087 215 1,100 403 1,136
Only native 5,756 6,544 2,972 3,332 1,365
Native and Spanish 50,157 17,704 17,737 16,680 18,139
Only Spanish 43,003 5,358 15,000 9,684 20,314

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Quillacollo 6341-IV
  2. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:100,000 Quillacollo 3636
  3. ^ "Sipe Sipe". INE, Bolivia. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Quillacollo". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo Archived February 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)


17°20′S 66°15′W / 17.333°S 66.250°W / -17.333; -66.250Coordinates: 17°20′S 66°15′W / 17.333°S 66.250°W / -17.333; -66.250