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Pocona Municipality

Pocona Municipality
Pocona Municipality
Pocona Municipality
Location of the Pocona Municipality within Bolivia

Coordinates: 17°40′0″S 65°12′0″W / 17.66667°S 65.20000°W / -17.66667; -65.20000Coordinates: 17°40′0″S 65°12′0″W / 17.66667°S 65.20000°W / -17.66667; -65.20000

Country Department Cochabamba Department
Province Carrasco Province
Seat Pocona
 • Mayor Carlos Rodriguez Peredo (2008)
 • President Felix Guardia (2008)
Elevation 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,488
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.5/km2)

Pocona Municipality is the third municipal section of Carrasco Province in Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Pocona. At the time of census 2001 the municipality had 13,488 inhabitants.[1]


The municipality is divided into five cantons.

Canton Inhabitants (2001) [2] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Pocona Canton 4.251 Pocona / Puquna 244
Chimboata Canton 963 Chimboata / Chimpuwata 69
Chillicchi Canton 405 Chillicchi 130
Huayapacha Canton 5,461 Huayapacha / Wayapacha 206
Conda Canton 2,408 Conda 311

The People

Some data:[3]

Pocona Municipality
National ranking (out of 314 municipalities) 264
Human Development Index (2001) 0.475
Life Expectancy Index 0.526
Education Index 0.576
Life expectancy (years) 56.6
Literacy of adults (% of 15 years old and more) 72.0
Average years of schooling 3.3
Population census 2001 13,488
Percentage of rural population 100.0%


The languages spoken in the Pocona Municipality are mainly Quechua and Spanish.[4]

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 12,482
Aymara 39
Guaraní 3
Another native 6
Spanish 4,954
Foreign 22
Only native 7,706
Native and Spanish 4,790
Only Spanish 166


The principal economic activities are the cultivation of stone fruit and potatoes and tourism.

Places of interest

The monumental Inca site of Inkallaqta is situated in the Pocona Municipality.

See also


External links

  • Map of Esteban Arce Province (not showing Entre Ríos Municipality
  • / Statistical data: Education (Spanish)
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