Taraco Municipality

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Taraco Municipality
Municipality
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Taraco Municipality is located in Bolivia
Taraco Municipality
Taraco Municipality
Location of the Taraco Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°27′0″S 68°50′0″W / 16.45000°S 68.83333°W / -16.45000; -68.83333Coordinates: 16°27′0″S 68°50′0″W / 16.45000°S 68.83333°W / -16.45000; -68.83333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Ingavi Province
Seat Taraco
Government
 • Mayor Idelfonso Choque Cortez (2008)
 • President Fidel Tapia Choquehuanca (2008)
Area
 • Total 42 sq mi (108 km2)
Elevation 12,800 ft (3,900 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,922

Taraco Municipality is the seventh municipal section of the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Most of its area is situated on Taraco Peninsula jutting into Lake Wiñaymarka, the southern branch of Lake Titicaca. Its seat is Taraco.

Taraco Peninsula (in the middle) in Lake Wiñaymarka (Titicaca)

Division[edit]

The municipality is divided into the following cantons:[1]

  • Santa Rosa de Taraco - 1,071 inhabitants (2001)
  • Taraco - 4,851 inhabitants

The people[edit]

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

Ethnic group %
Quechua 0.2
Aymara 96.4
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.0
Not indigenous 3.3
Other indigenous groups 0.1

Places of interest[edit]

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipalities are:[3]

  • the archaeological sites on Taraco Peninsula:
    • Chiripa and its museum
    • Kala Uyuni, Pumani and Achacachi Coacollo in Coacollo
    • Iwawi (Kolata Quenacache, Ojje Puku, Awichu and Chojna Qala) in Higuagui Grande
  • Sikuya Island in Taraco Canton
  • The church of Taraco dating from 1767
  • Taraco museum in Taraco Canton

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  2. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)
  3. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Tourist guide by the government of the department

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