Pocoata (Cochabamba)

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Basic data
Residents (state) 562 pop. (2012 census)
height 2944  m
Post Code 03-0501-0301-2001
Telephone code (+591)
Coordinates 17 ° 37 ′  S , 65 ° 44 ′  W Coordinates: 17 ° 37 ′  S , 65 ° 44 ′  W
Pocoata (Bolivia)
Department Cochabamba
province Arani Province
Climate diagram Cochabamba
Climate diagram Cochabamba

Pocoata is a street village in the department of Cochabamba in the South American Andean state of Bolivia .

Location in the vicinity

Pocoata is the central place of the canton Pocoata in the district ( Bolivian : Municipio ) Arani in the province of Arani . The village is located at an altitude of 4061  m on the course of the Río Grande , which joins two kilometers northwest of the village with the Quebrada Lampar to the Río Acequia .


Pocoata lies in the transition area between the Andes mountain range of the Cordillera Central and the Bolivian lowlands.

The mean average temperature of the region is around 18 ° C (see climate diagram Cochabamba) and fluctuates only slightly between 14 ° C in June / July and 20 ° C in October / November. The annual precipitation is only around 450 mm, with a pronounced dry season from May to September with monthly precipitation below 10 mm, and a humidity period from December to February with 90 to 120 mm monthly precipitation.

Transport network

Pocoata is 62 kilometers by road south of Cochabamba , the capital of the department of the same name.

From Cochabamba the paved road Ruta 7 leads in a south-easterly direction 41 kilometers to San Benito , from there a dirt road further south-east via Punata to Arani . From there, an unpaved road continues to the southeast and after seven kilometers reaches Pocoata .


The town's population has decreased by around a third in the past two decades:

year Residents source
1992 869 census
2001 685 census
2012 562 census

Due to the historical population distribution, the region has a significant proportion of Quechua population, in the Municipio Arani 95.8 percent of the population speak the Quechua language.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia (INE) 1992
  2. ^ INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2001
  3. INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2012 ( Memento of the original from 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 / censosbolivia.ine.gob.bo
  4. INE social data Cochabamba 2001 (PDF; 8.0 MB)

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