Municipio Pocoata

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Municipio Pocoata
Basic data

Population (state)
- population density
25,648 inhabitants (2012 census)
23 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 05-0403
Telephone code (+591)
surface 1,109 km²
height 3600  m
Coordinates 18 ° 40 ′  S , 66 ° 9 ′  W Coordinates: 18 ° 40 ′  S , 66 ° 9 ′  W
Municipio Pocoata (Bolivia)
Municipio Pocoata
Municipio Pocoata

Department Potosí
province Chayanta Province
Central place Pocoata
Location of the Municipio Pocoata in the Department of Potosí
Location of the Municipio Pocoata
in the Department of Potosí
Climate diagram Uncía
Climate diagram Uncía

The Municipio Pocoata is a district in the Potosí department in the South American Andean state of Bolivia .

Location in the vicinity

The Municipio Pocoata is one of four Municipios in the Province of Chayanta . It borders the province of Charcas to the north, the province of Rafael Bustillo to the west, the Oruro department to the southwest , and the municipality of Colquechaca to the south and east . It extends for about 60 kilometers in a north-south and over 50 kilometers in an east-west direction.


The municipality of Pocoata lies at the transition from the Oruro highlands to the Potosí mountains. The vegetation is that of the puna , the climate a typical time of day climate , in which the daily temperature fluctuations are greater than the monthly fluctuations.

The mean annual average temperature is 12 ° C, the monthly averages fluctuate between almost 9 ° C in July and almost 15 ° C in November (see climate diagram Pocoata). The annual precipitation is about 450 mm and falls mainly in the summer months, the arid period with monthly values ​​of a maximum of 20 mm lasts from April to October.


The population of the Municipio Pocoata has increased by about half in the past two decades:

  • 1992 : 16,993 inhabitants ( census )
  • 2001 : 20,116 inhabitants (census)
  • 2012 : 25,648 inhabitants (census)

The population density of the municipality was 23.1 inhabitants / km² at the 2012 census, the proportion of the urban population is 0 percent. The share of the under 15-year-olds in the population in 2001 was 41.2 percent.

The literacy rate for those over 19 is 55 percent, 74 percent for men and 38 percent for women. The most important idiom with a share of 81 percent is Quechua . 85 percent of the population are Catholic, 8 percent Protestant. ( 1992 )

The life expectancy of newborns is 51 years. 99.8 percent of the population have no access to electricity, 98 percent live without sanitary facilities. ( 2001 )


Results of the elections for the municipal council ( concejales del municipio ) in the regional elections on April 4, 2010:

valid votes MAS-IPSP MOP UCS AS
9,312   7,819 5,663   3,517 1,167 647 332
  84.0% 72.4%   62.1% 20.6% 11.4% 5.9%


The municipality is divided into nine cantons ( cantones ):

Localities in the municipality of Pocoata

  • Canton of Cenajo
  • Canton of Chayala

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia (INE) 1992
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) 2001
  3. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) 2012 ( Memento of the original of July 22, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Acta de computo Nacional Electoral Departamentales, Municipales y Regional 2010

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