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Quime

Quime
Town
Nickname(s): Un lugar de descanso
Motto: luchar hasta el final
Quime is located in Bolivia
Quime
Quime
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates:
Country  Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Inquisivi Province
Municipality Quime Municipality
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Mayor Paulino Villanueva Oyardo
 • Sub Mayor Panfilo Marca
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,439[1]
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Quime is a small town in the La Paz Department in Bolivia situated southeast of the city of La Paz at the Khatu River. It is the seat of the Quime Municipality located in the Inquisivi Province.

The town lies between the mountains and the tropics. It has a large vegetation, mostly eucalyptus.

Contents

  • Religion 1
  • Economy 2
  • Education 3
  • Sports 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Religion

70% of the population are Catholics, 20% Christians, and 10% other. They usually go to church on Sundays. There is an annual party in honor to Apostle Santiago.

Economy

Quime's economy is based on agriculture and the extraction of minerals.

Agriculture: mostly the production of potatoes, corn, tomatoes, carrots, eucalyptus.

Minerals: these are some of the minerals you can find in the region:

Antimony,Pyrrhotite, Quartz, Scheelite, Siderite, Sphalerite, Tourmaline, Tungstite, Valentinite, Vivianite,Wolfram,Apatite, Arsenopyrite, Calcite,Chalcopyrite, Ferberite Muscovite,Pyrite

Education

There is a private and public school with grades from K-12. The name of the middle school is Teodomiro Urquiola; the name of the High school is National Mixto Quime. Most of the students from the other regions of the provincia Inquisivi are obliged to go to the High School National Quime because it is one of the best in the region.

Sports

The most common sports are soccer, raquetball, football, tennis, and basketball.

References

  1. ^ Census 2,001

External links

  • National Institute of Statistic in Bolivia: Quime Municipality: population data and map

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