Poopó Municipality

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Poopó Municipality, Bolivia
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This is a view of Lake Poopó taken from the south eastern shore near the village of Llapallapani.
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Poopó Municipality, Bolivia
Location of the Poopó Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°20′0″S66°35′0″W / 18.33333°S 66.58333°W / -18.33333; -66.58333 Coordinates: 18°20′0″S66°35′0″W / 18.33333°S 66.58333°W / -18.33333; -66.58333
Country Bolivia
Department Oruro Department
Province Poopó Province
Cantons 3
  MayorNicanor Lopez Choque (2008)
  PresidentJorge Choque Bautista (2008)
  Total269 sq mi (697 km2)
12,100 ft (3,700 m)
Time zone UTC-4 (BOT)

Poopó Municipality is the first municipal section of the Poopó Province in the Oruro Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Poopó. [1]



The municipality lies east of the Desaguadero River where it connects Uru Uru Lake and Poopó Lake.

Some of the highest mountains of the municipality are listed below: [1] [2]

  • Chuqi Nasa
  • Chuwallani
  • Ch'alla Wintu
  • Ch'ankha
  • Ch'api Ch'api
  • Kisuri
  • Kuntur Ikiña
  • Llallawani
  • Pä Qullu
  • Puka Kancha
  • Pukara
  • Qachi Qachi
  • Qala Pirqata
  • Quri Mina
  • Tani Tani
  • Tanka Qullu
  • Taypi Qullu
  • Urqu Jipiña


The municipality is divided into three cantons.


The languages spoken in the Poopó Municipality are mainly Spanish, Quechua and Aymara .

Quechua 4,439
Aymara 1,105
Guaraní 13
Another native6
Spanish 5,189
Only native733
Native and Spanish3,769
Only Spanish1,420

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  1. 1 2 "Poopó". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  2. BIGM map 1:50,000 Huanuni 6239-III