Saucarí Province

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Saucarí
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Fishing boat at Poopó Lake
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Location of Saucarí Province in Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°19′S67°02′W / 18.317°S 67.033°W / -18.317; -67.033 Coordinates: 18°19′S67°02′W / 18.317°S 67.033°W / -18.317; -67.033
Country Bolivia
Department Oruro
Capital Sabaya
Area
  Total2,986 km2 (1,153 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
  Total7,763
  Density2.6/km2 (7/sq mi)
  Ethnicities
Aymara
Languages spoken
   Spanish 84%%
   Aymara 83%%
   Quechua 37%
Sectors
Time zone UTC-4 (BOT)
Area code(s) 591 2
Catholic 83%
Protestant 14%

Saucarí is a province in the central area of the Bolivian department of Oruro. Its seat is Toledo.

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Location

Saucarí province is one of the sixteen provinces in the Oruro Department. It is located between 17° 50' and 18° 47' South and between 66° 47' and 67° 17' West.

The province borders Cercado Province in the north and east, Nor Carangas Province in the northwest, Carangas Province in the west, Sud Carangas Province in the south, and Poopó Province in the southeast.

The province extends over 115 km from North to South, and 40 km from East to West.

Population

The main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 84%, 83% of the population speak Aymara and 37% speak Quechua (1992).

The population increased from 5,569 inhabitants (1992 census) to 7,763 (2001 census), an increase of 39%. - 33.6% of the population are younger than 15 years old (1992).

82% of the population have no access to electricity, 96% have no sanitary facilities (1992).

75.2% of the population are employed in agriculture, 2.6% in mining, 5.6% in industry, 16.6% in general services (2001).

83% of the population are Catholics, 14% are Protestants (1992).

Division

The province comprises only one municipality, Toledo. It is identical to the province Suacarí.

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