San Pedro de Quemes Municipality

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San Pedro de Quemes
Salar de Chiguana
Salar de Chiguana
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
San Pedro de Quemes is located in Bolivia
San Pedro de Quemes
San Pedro de Quemes
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 21°3′S 68°18′W / 21.050°S 68.300°W / -21.050; -68.300Coordinates: 21°3′S 68°18′W / 21.050°S 68.300°W / -21.050; -68.300
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Nor Lípez Province
Seat San Pedro de Quemes
 • Total 1,657 sq mi (4,291 km2)
Elevation 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 815
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

San Pedro de Quemes Municipality is the second municipal section of the Nor Lípez Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is San Pedro de Quemes.


The municipality lies at the Uyuni salt flat.

Some of the highest mountains of the municipality are listed below:[1][2][3][4][5]

Many of the mountains and volcanoes are a natural border to Chile.


The municipality consists of the following cantons:[6]

  • Cana - 44 inhabitants (2001)
  • Chiguana - 10 inhabitants
  • Pajancha - 52 inhabitants
  • Pelcoya - 135 inhabitants
  • San Pedro de Quemes- 574 inhabitants

The people[edit]

The people are mainly not indigenous and 45,0% are citizens of Quechua descent.[7]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 45.0
Aymara 6.3
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 48.3
Other indigenous groups 0.2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "San Pedro de Quemes". Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Chiguana 6030-IV
  3. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Estancia Chilala 6031-IV
  4. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Villa Martín 6031-I
  5. ^ "South America Maps". Joint Operations Graphic. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  7. ^ (inactive)

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