Poopó Municipality, Bolivia
This is a view of Lake Poopó taken from the south eastern shore near the village of Llapallapani.
|• Mayor||Nicanor Lopez Choque (2008)|
|• President||Jorge Choque Bautista (2008)|
|• Total||269 sq mi (697 km2)|
|Elevation||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.
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:
The municipality is divided into three cantons.
The languages spoken in the Poopó Municipality are mainly Spanish, Quechua and Aymara .
|Native and Spanish||3,769|
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Poopó may refer to:
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