Bolívar province, bolivia

Bolívar Province

Location of Bolívar Province within Bolivia

Coordinates: 18°0′S 67°5′W / 18.000°S 67.083°W / -18.000; -67.083

Country Department Cochabamba Department
Capital Bolívar
 • Mayor Aniceto Cuti Felipe (2007)
 • Total 159 sq mi (413 km2)
Elevation 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,635
 • Density 54/sq mi (20.9/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Time zone GMT -4

Bolívar Province is a province in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba. Its capital is the city of Bolívar, named after Simón Bolívar, a Venezuelan military and political leader.


The province is not further subdivided into municipalities. So Bolívar Municipality and Bolívar Province are identical. The province is divided into nine cantons.

Canton Inhabitants (2001) [1] Seat
Bolívar Canton 3,437 Bolívar
Carpani Canton 620 Carpani
Comuna Canton 413 Comuna
Coyuma Canton 541 Coyuma
Challoma Canton 242 Challoma
Jorenko Canton or
Villa Verde Canton
665 Jorenko
Vilacaya Canton 632 Vilacaya
Villa Victoria Canton 904 Villa Victoria
Yarbicoya Canton 1,181 Yarbicoya

The people

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.

Ethnic group Inhabitants (%)
Quechua 91.6
Aymara 4.3
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1
Not indigenous 4.0
Other indigenous groups 0.0



The languages spoken in the Bolívar Province are mainly Quechua and Spanish.[2]

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 7,747
Aymara 484
Guaraní 3
Another native 0
Spanish 3,010
Foreign 6
Only native 4,948
Native and Spanish 2,914
Only Spanish 96


External links

  • Population data and map of Bolívar Province (Bolívar Municipality)

Coordinates: 18°00′S 67°05′W / 18.000°S 67.083°W / -18.000; -67.083

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