Municipio Yocalla

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Municipio Yocalla
the village of Cayara in the municipality of Yocalla
the village of Cayara in the municipality of Yocalla
Basic data

Population (state)
- population density
9436 inhabitants (2012 census)
56 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 05-0103
Telephone code (+591)
surface 170 km²
height 3950  m
Coordinates 19 ° 23 ′  S , 65 ° 55 ′  W Coordinates: 19 ° 23 ′  S , 65 ° 55 ′  W
Municipio Yocalla (Bolivia)
Municipio Yocalla
Municipio Yocalla

Department Potosí
province Tomás Frías Province
Central place Yocalla
Location of the Municipio Yocalla in the Department of Potosí
Location of the Municipio Yocalla in the Department of Potosí
Climate diagram Potosí
Climate diagram Potosí

The Municipio Yocalla is a district in the Potosí Department in the highlands of the South American Andean state of Bolivia .

Location in the vicinity

The Municipio Yocalla is one of four Municipios in the Tomás Frías Province and is located west of the city of Potosí . It borders the Municipio Potosí to the east, the Municipio Tinguipaya to the north, the Municipio Urmiri to the west , and the province of Antonio Quijarro to the south .


The municipality of Yocalla is located on the eastern edge of the Bolivian Altiplano in front of the Andes mountain range of the Cordillera Central .

The mean annual temperature of the region is around 11 ° C (see Potosí climate diagram), the annual precipitation is around 350 mm. The region has a distinctive daytime climate, the monthly average temperatures fluctuate only slightly between 8 ° C in June / July and 13 ° C from November to March. The monthly precipitation is between under 10 mm in the months May to September and almost 80 mm in January and February.


The population of the Municipio Yocalla has increased by around a quarter in the past two decades:

  • 1992 : 7,640 inhabitants ( census )
  • 2001 : 8,046 inhabitants (census)
  • 2012 : 9,436 inhabitants (census)

The life expectancy of newborns is 62 years, the literacy rate for those over 15 years of age is 77 percent, and the proportion of the urban population in the municipality is 0 percent ( 2001 ).


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

valid votes MAS-IPSP MSM MOP
3,693   3,269 2,242   1,498 594 150
  88.5% 68.6%   66.8% 26.5% 6.7%


The municipality is divided into the following three cantons :

Localities in the municipality of Yocalla

Individual evidence

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (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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