World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Pocona Municipality

Article Id: WHEBN0020758816
Reproduction Date:

Title: Pocona Municipality  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Inkallaqta, Provinces of Bolivia, Municipalities of Bolivia, Vacas Municipality, Vacas, Cochabamba, Pocona Canton
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Pocona Municipality

Pocona Municipality
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
Government
 • 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]

Cantons

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%

Languages

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

Economy

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

References

External links

  • Map of Esteban Arce Province (not showing Entre Ríos Municipality
  • www.enlared.org.bo / Statistical data: Education (Spanish)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.