Puerto Acosta Municipality

Puerto Acosta Municipality is the first municipal section of the Eliodoro Camacho Province in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. Its seat is Puerto Acosta. At the time of census 2001 the municipality had a population of 27,296,[1] still including Umanata and Escoma as cantons.

Puerto Acosta Municipality
Puerto Acosta (Huaycho)
Puerto Acosta (Huaycho)
Puerto Acosta Municipality is located in Bolivia
Puerto Acosta Municipality
Puerto Acosta Municipality
Location of the Puerto Acosta Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 15°30′0″S 69°10′0″W / 15.50000°S 69.16667°W / -15.50000; -69.16667Coordinates: 15°30′0″S 69°10′0″W / 15.50000°S 69.16667°W / -15.50000; -69.16667
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvinceEliodoro Camacho Province
SeatPuerto Acosta
 • MayorFreddy Surco Toledo (2007)
 • PresidentBraulio Quispe Condori (2007)
 • Total322 sq mi (833 km2)
13,000 ft (4,000 m)
 • Total27,296


There are four cantons in the municipality: Puerto Acosta, Parajachi, Chiñaya and San Juan de Cancanani. Until 2009 the municipality consisted of nine cantons (cantones):

Canton Inhabitants (2001)[2] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Puerto Acosta Canton 6,745 Puerto Acosta 1,123
Umanata Canton (now: Umanata Municipality) 6,447 Umanata 192
Escoma Canton (now in Escoma Municipality) 5,097 Escoma 576
Challapata Peninsula Canton (now in Escoma Municipality) 905 Challapata -
Parajachi Canton or Puerto Parajachi Canton 2,245 Parajachi -
Villa Puni Canton (now in Escoma Municipality) 514 Villa Puni 329
Collasuyo Canton (now in Escoma Municipality) 561 Collasuyo 22
Chiñaya Canton 3,296 Chiñaya 150
San Juan de Cancanani Canton 1,486 San Juan de Cancanani 172

On February 6, 2009 [3] Umanata Municipality became the fourth municipal section of the Eliodoro Camacho Province with Umanata as its seat and Escoma Municipality became the fifth one with Escoma as its seat. The four cantons Escoma, Villa Puni, Collasuyo and Challapata Peninsula (Península de Challapata), formerly cantons of the Puerto Acosta Municipality, today make up the Escoma Municipality.[4]


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