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Tiwanaku Municipality

Tiwanaku Municipality

"The Ponce Stela", Tiwanaku,
Location of the municipality within the Ingavi Province
Location of the municipality within the Ingavi Province
Tiwanaku Municipality is located in Bolivia
Tiwanaku Municipality
Tiwanaku Municipality
Location of the Tiwanaku Municipality within Bolivia
Country Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Ingavi Province
Foundation November 22, 1947
Seat Tiwanaku (village)
 • Mayor Eulogia Quispe Cabrera (2008)
 • President Laureano Coronel Quispe (2008)
 • Total 134 sq mi (347 km2)
Elevation 12,800 ft (3,900 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,309

Tiwanaku Municipality is the third municipal section of the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its seat is the village of Tiwanaku located near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tiwanaku.


  • Cantons 1
  • The people 2
  • Languages 3
  • Tourist attractions 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The municipality is divided into three cantons. They are (their seats in parentheses):

  • Huacullani - (Huacullani)
  • Pillapi San Agustín - (Pillapi San Agustín)
  • Tiwanaku - (Tiwanaku village)

The people

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent.[1]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 0.4
Aymara 96.1
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1
Not indigenous 3.3
Other indigenous groups 0.0

Some data:

Census 1992 2001
Inhabitants 9,477 11,309
Rural 9,477 11,309
Urban 0 0
Total fertility rate 6.8 4.7
Infant mortality 77.1 72.2
Net migration rate n -12.6


The languages spoken in the Tiwanaku Municipality are mainly Aymara and Spanish.

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 76
Aymara 10,154
Guaraní 4
Another native 41
Spanish 6,899
Foreign 28
Only native 3,913
Native and Spanish 6,261
Only Spanish 640

Tourist attractions

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipality are:[2]

  • the archaeological site of Tiwanaku in the Tiwanaku Canton
  • Saint Peter church in Tiwanaku
  • Willkakuti, the Andean-Amazonic New Year, celebrated on June 21 of every year in the viewpoint of Kimsa Chata mountain in the Tiwanaku Canton
  • Tiwanaku festivity (Señor de la Exaltación) celebrated in the Tiwanaku Canton in September

See also


  1. ^ (inactive)
  2. ^ Tourist guide by the government of the department
  • / census 2001: Tiwanaku Municipality

External links

  • Tiwanaku Municipality: population data and map (Spanish)
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