Machacamarca, Oruro

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Machacamarca

Machaqa Marka
Town
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Machacamarca
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°10′S67°1′W / 18.167°S 67.017°W / -18.167; -67.017
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
Department Oruro Department
Province Pantaléon Dalence Province
Municipality Machacamarca Municipality
Canton Machacamarca Canton
Elevation
12,231 ft (3,728 m)
Population
 (2001)
  Total2,206
Time zone UTC-4 (BOT)

Machacamarca is a small town in the Pantaléon Dalence Province in the Oruro Department in Bolivia. It is the seat of the Machacamarca Municipality and of the Machacamarca Canton. At the time of census 2001 it had a population of 2,206. [1] The town is situated south of Oruro near the south-eastern shore of Lake Uru Uru at the road and railway that lead to Poopó.

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Machacamarca is the hispanicized spelling of Aymara : Machaqa Marka, machaqa = new, [2] marka = village, town: [3] So the name means "new village" or "new town".

The people in the Machacamarca Municipality are mainly Quechua (80.7%). [4]

Places of interest

Some of the tourist attractions of Machacamarca are the railway museum, the church in the colonial village of Sora Sora, hot springs, chullpas and ruins. [5]

Rail-car in Machacamarca Railway Museum in Bolivia FCMU Rail-car 1.JPG
Rail-car in Machacamarca Railway Museum in Bolivia

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References

  1. National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia Archived 2011-09-24 at the Wayback Machine (Spanish)
  2. www.katari.org (Aymara - Spanish) Machaqa: Nuevo.
  3. www.katari.org (Aymara - Spanish) Marka: Pueblo, ciudad.
  4. obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)
  5. Development plan of Machacamarca Municipality, 2006 (Spanish)

Coordinates: 18°10′19″S67°01′11″W / 18.1719°S 67.0197°W / -18.1719; -67.0197