Tahua Municipality

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Tahua Municipality
The village of Coquesa and Salar de Uyuni in Tahua Municipality
The village of Coquesa and Salar de Uyuni in Tahua Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Tahua Municipality is located in Bolivia
Tahua Municipality
Tahua Municipality
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°18′S 67°24′W / 20.300°S 67.400°W / -20.300; -67.400Coordinates: 20°18′S 67°24′W / 20.300°S 67.400°W / -20.300; -67.400
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Daniel Campos Province
Seat Tahua
 • Total 1,263 sq mi (3,272 km2)
Elevation 12,100 ft (3,700 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,166
 • Ethnicities Aymara
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Tahua Municipality is the second municipal section of the Daniel Campos Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Tahua.


Tahua Municipality lies in the Altiplano at the Uyuni salt flat.

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

  • Ch'iyar Qullu
  • Jisk'a Wat'a
  • Lluqu Lluqu
  • Muruq'u Qullu
  • Wila Qullu
  • Wila Wilani


The municipality consists of the following cantons:

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent.[2]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 6.0
Aymara 90.5
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1
Not indigenous 3.3
Other indigenous groups 0.0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tahua". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

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