Uyuni Municipality

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Uyuni Municipality
Location within Potosí Department
Location within Potosí Department
Uyuni Municipality is located in Bolivia
Uyuni Municipality
Uyuni Municipality
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°3′S 66°56′W / 20.050°S 66.933°W / -20.050; -66.933Coordinates: 20°3′S 66°56′W / 20.050°S 66.933°W / -20.050; -66.933
Country  Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Antonio Quijarro Province
Seat Uyuni
Elevation 11,980 ft (3,650 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,705
 • Ethnicities Quechua, Aymara
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

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


The municipality lies at the Uyuni salt flat.

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


The municipality consists of the following cantons:

  • Chacala
  • Coroma
  • Huanchaca
  • Pulacayo
  • Uyuni

The people[edit]

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

Ethnic group %
Quechua 52.9
Aymara 24.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 22.6
Other indigenous groups 0.2


  1. ^ "Uyuni". Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ (inactive)

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