Yamparáez Province

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Yamparáez Province
Market in Tarabuco
Market in Tarabuco
Location of Oropeza Province within Bolivia
Location of Oropeza Province within Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°10′S 64°58′W / 19.167°S 64.967°W / -19.167; -64.967
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Chuquisaca Department
Capital Tarabuco
 • Total 568 sq mi (1,472 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,567
 • Density 52/sq mi (20.1/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechuas
Time zone GMT -4

Yamparáez is a province in the Bolivian department of Chuquisaca. It is divided in two sections: first section with head in the town of Tarabuco, and the second section with its head in Yamparáez.


The province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Tarabuco Municipality Tarabuco
2nd Yamparáez Municipality Yamparáez

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.

Ethnic group Tarabuco Municipality (%) Yamparáez Municipality (%)
Quechua 92.9 96.5
Aymara 0.3 0.3
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.1
Not indigenous 6.6 3.0
Other indigenous groups 0.1 0.1

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo


The languages spoken in the province are mainly Quechua and Spanish.

Language Tarabuco Municipality Yamparáez Municipality
Quechua 17,850 9,222
Aymara 52 21
Guaraní 1 0
Another native 2 4
Spanish 5,605 4,138
Foreign 17 6
Only native 12,592 5,287
Native and Spanish 5,271 3,938
Only Spanish 334 200

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Coordinates: 19°10′01″S 64°58′01″W / 19.167°S 64.967°W / -19.167; -64.967