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Puerto Villarroel Municipality

Puerto Villarroel Municipality
Municipality
Puerto Villarroel Municipality
Puerto Villarroel Municipality
Location within Bolivia

Coordinates: 16°55′S 64°45′W / 16.917°S 64.750°W / -16.917; -64.750

Country  Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Province Carrasco Province
Seat Puerto Villarroel
Government
 • Mayor Felix Acosta Vasquez (2007)
 • President Desiderio Mendoza Tococari (2007)
Elevation 700 ft (200 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 40,790
 • Ethnicities Quechua, Yuracaré
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Puerto Villarroel Municipality is the fifth municipal section of the Carrasco Province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Puerto Villarroel.

The people

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent. [1] There are also groups of Yuracaré. [2]

Ethnic group Inhabitants (%)
Quechua 79.9
Aymara 3.1
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 1.1
Not indigenous 14.6
Other indigenous groups 1.3

Languages

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

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 29,940
Aymara 1,590
Guaraní 39
Another native 235
Spanish 29,377
Foreign 199
Only native 8,131
Native and Spanish 22,426
Only Spanish 6,956

References

  • Instituto Nacional de Estadistica de Bolivia

External links

  • Population data and map of Puerto Villarroel Municipality

Coordinates: 16°55′00″S 64°45′00″W / 16.9167°S 64.75°W / -16.9167; -64.75

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