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Chimoré Municipality

Chimoré Municipality
Municipality
Chimoré Municipality
Chimoré Municipality
Location within Bolivia

Coordinates: 16°35′S 64°55′W / 16.583°S 64.917°W / -16.583; -64.917

Country  Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Province Carrasco Province
Seat Chimoré
Government
 • Mayor Humberto Guardia Quinteros (2007)
 • President Rafael Guzmán Zelada (2007)
Elevation 720 ft (220 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,264
 • Ethnicities Quechua, Yuracaré
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Chimoré Municipality is the fourth municipal section of the Carrasco Province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Chimoré.

It is bordered by the rivers Ichilo, Chimoré and Chapare.

Subdivision

The municipality consists of only one canton, Chimoré Canton. It is identical to the municipality.

The people

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.[1] There are also groups of Yuracaré along Chapare River like in the communities of Ibare, Puerto Cochabamba and Nueva Esperanza.[2]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 67.6
Aymara 5.1
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 2.0
Not indigenous 20.1
Other indigenous groups 5.1

Languages

The languages spoken in the municipality are mainly Spanish and Quechua.[3]

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 9,596
Aymara 965
Guaraní 19
Another native 424
Spanish 11,530
Foreign 128
Only native 2,518
Native and Spanish 7,811
Only Spanish 3,726

References

  • Instituto Nacional de Estadistica de Bolivia

External links

  • Population data and map of Chimoré Municipality

Coordinates: 16°35′00″S 64°55′00″W / 16.5833°S 64.9167°W / -16.5833; -64.9167

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