Potosí Department

Departamento de Bolivia

Potosí is a department in Bolivia.[1] The capital city is also named Potosí.

Department of Potosí
Flag of Department of Potosí
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Potosí
Coat of arms
Location within Bolivia
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°40′0″S 66°40′0″W / 20.66667°S 66.66667°W / -20.66667; -66.66667
Country Bolivia
CapitalPotosí
Area
 • Total118,218 km2 (45,644 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total823,517
 • Density7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (BOT)

ProvincesEdit

The department is divided into 16 provinces which are further divided into 40 municipalities [2] and then 219 cantons.

Province Capital Area km² Population
(2012 census)
Map Number
Alonso de Ibáñez Sacaca 2.170 29.821 1
Antonio Quijarro Uyuni 14,890 54,947 12
Bernardino Bilbao Arampampa 640 10,224 2
Charcas San Pedro de Buena Vista 2,964 41,214 3
Chayanta Colquechaca 7,026 97,251 5
Cornelio Saavedra Betanzos 2,375 55,100 7
Daniel Campos Llica 12,106 5,850 13
Enrique Baldivieso San Agustín 2,254 1,684 15
José María Linares Puna 5,136 49,619 8
Modesto Omiste Villazón 2,260 44,645 11
Nor Chichas Cotagaita 8,979 42,248 9
Nor Lípez Colcha K 20,892 14,057 14
Rafael Bustillo Uncía 2,235 86,947 4
Sud Chichas Tupiza 8,516 55,879 10
Sud Lípez San Pablo de Lípez 22,355 6,835 16
Tomás Frías Potosí 3,420 229,047 6

Places of interestEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The World Factbook". CIA. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  2. www.bolivia.com (English)

Coordinates: 20°40′S 66°40′W / 20.667°S 66.667°W / -20.667; -66.667