Tomave Municipality

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Tomave
Municipality
Route 5 between Potosí and Uyuni in Tomave Municipality
Route 5 between Potosí and Uyuni in Tomave Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Tomave is located in Bolivia
Tomave
Tomave
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°8′S 66°21′W / 20.133°S 66.350°W / -20.133; -66.350Coordinates: 20°8′S 66°21′W / 20.133°S 66.350°W / -20.133; -66.350
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Antonio Quijarro Province
Seat Tomave
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,764
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Tomave Municipality is the second municipal section of the Antonio Quijarro Province in the Potosí Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Uyuni.

Geography[edit]

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

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality consists of the following cantons: Apacheta, Calasaya, Cuchagua, Opoco, San Francisco de Tarana, Tacora, Ticatica, Tolapampa, Tomave, Ubina, Viluyo and Yura.

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[3]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 93.1
Aymara 3.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1
Not indigenous 3.5
Other indigenous groups 0.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomave". Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ BIGM map 1:50,000 6335-III Cerro Keucha
  3. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)