Carrasco province (bolivia)

Carrasco Province
Province

Location of the Carrasco Province within Bolivia

Provinces of the Cochabamba Department

Coordinates: 17°20′0″S 65°20′0″W / 17.33333°S 65.33333°W / -17.33333; -65.33333

Country Department Cochabamba Department
Municipalities 6
Cantons 24
Capital Totora
Government
 • Mayor Nicolas Rosas Jaldin
Area
 • Total 5,809 sq mi (15,045 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 116,205
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.7/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua, Yuracaré

Carrasco is a province in the Cochabamba Department in central Bolivia. Its capital is Totora.

Subdivision

Carrasco Province is divided into six municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Inhabitants 2001 [1] Seat Inhabitants
1st Totora Municipality 12,961 Totora 1,597
2nd Pojo Municipality 11,515 Pojo 786
3rd Pocona Municipality 13,488 Pocona 244
4th Chimoré Municipality 15,264 Chimoré 3,874
5th Puerto Villarroel Municipality 40,790 Puerto Villarroel 1,778
6th Entre Ríos Municipality 30,398 Entre Ríos 3,796

Entre Ríos Municipality was created in 2004.

The people

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.[2] There are also groups of Yuracaré along Chapare River in the municipalities Chimoré and Puerto Villarroel.[3]

Ethnic group Totora Municipality (%) Pojo Municipality (%) Pocona Municipality (%) Chimoré Municipality (%) Puerto Villarroel Municipality (%) Entre Ríos Municipality (%)
Quechua 93.9 88.5 94.0 67.6 79.9 76.3
Aymara 0.7 0.5 0.2 5.1 3.1 3.8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.9 0.0 0.1 2.0 1.1 1.6
Not indigenous 4.4 10.8 5.6 20.1 14.6 17.4
Other indigenous groups 0.1 0.2 0.9 5.1 1.3 0.9

Languages

The languages spoken in the Carrasco Province are mainly Quechua and Spanish. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers.[4]

Language Totora Municipality Pojo Municipality Pocona Municipality Chimoré Municipality Puerto Villarroel Municipality Entre Ríos Municipality
Quechua 11,671 10,203 12,482 9,596 29,940 14,789
Aymara 72 74 39 965 1,590 907
Guaraní 7 9 3 19 39 41
Another native 16 9 6 424 235 27
Spanish 4,967 4,991 4,954 11,530 29,377 17,164
Foreign 32 15 22 128 199 142
Only native 7,060 5,623 7,706 2,518 8,131 3,207
Native and Spanish 4,645 4,598 4,790 7,811 22,426 11,864
Only Spanish 322 393 166 3,726 6,956 5,314

Visitor attractions

Carrasco National Park and the archaeological site of Inkallajta are situated within the province.

References

External links

  • Map: Carrasco Province (not showing the boundaries of the Entre Ríos Municipality)

Coordinates: 17°20′S 65°20′W / 17.333°S 65.333°W / -17.333; -65.333


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