Cercado Province (Cochabamba)


Cercado Province (Cochabamba)
Cercado Province
—  Province  —
Alalay Lake and Cochabamba as seen from Cristo de la Concordia
Location of Cercado Province within Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°23′S 66°10′W / 17.383°S 66.167°W / -17.383; -66.167
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Capital Cochabamba
Area
 – Total 151 sq mi (391 km2)
Elevation 9,022 ft (2,750 m)
Population (2001)
 – Total 517,024
 – Ethnicities Quechua, Aymara
Time zone GMT -4

Cercado is a province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Cochabamba which is also the capital of the department.

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Subdivision

The province consists of one municipality, Cochabamba Municipality. It is identical to the province.

The people

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan and Aymaran descent.

Ethnic group Inhabitants (%)
Quechua 48.6
Aymara 10.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 1.0
Not indigenous 39.7
Other indigenous groups 0.4

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Languages

The languages spoken in the Cercado Province are mainly Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and Guaraní. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers.

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 196.374
Aymara 39.594
Guaraní 602
Another native 458
Spanish 478.004
Foreign 30.046
Only native 12.556
Native and Spanish 208.237
Only Spanish 270.208

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Places of interest

  • Tunari National Park
  • Laguna Alalay

References

External links

Coordinates: 17°23′S 66°10′W / 17.383°S 66.167°W / -17.383; -66.167


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