Guaqui Municipality

Guaqui Municipality is the second municipal section of the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Guaqui.

Guaqui Municipality
Municipality
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Location of the municipality within Ingavi province
Guaqui Municipality is located in Bolivia
Guaqui Municipality
Guaqui Municipality
Location of the Guaqui Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 16°37′0″S 68°50′0″W / 16.61667°S 68.83333°W / -16.61667; -68.83333Coordinates: 16°37′0″S 68°50′0″W / 16.61667°S 68.83333°W / -16.61667; -68.83333
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvinceIngavi Province
SeatGuaqui
Government
 • MayorNixon Mamani Amaru (2007)
 • PresidentAbraham Choque Condori (2007)
Area
 • Total73 sq mi (188 km2)
Elevation
12,800 ft (3,900 m)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total7,552

DivisionEdit

The municipality consists of only one canton, Guaqui Canton, which is identical to the municipality.

The peopleEdit

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent.[1]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 1.3
Aymara 91.1
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.3
Not indigenous 7.1
Other indigenous groups 0.1

Places of interestEdit

Some of the tourist attractions of the municipality are:[2]

  • Guaqui festivity from July 23 to July 25 celebrated in honour of Apostle James
  • Apostle James church of Guaqui built between 1625 and 1784
  • Guaqui port

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)
  2. ^ www.gobernacionlapaz.gob.bo Archived 2011-05-09 at the Wayback Machine Tourist guide by the government of the department

External linksEdit