Eduardo Abaroa Province
|Eduardo Abaroa / Challapata|
Poopó Lake, Eduardo Abaroa Province
Location of Eduardo Abaroa Province in Bolivia
|Coordinates: 19°04′S 66°12′W / 19.067°S 66.200°WCoordinates: 19°04′S 66°12′W / 19.067°S 66.200°W|
|• Total||3,738 km2 (1,443 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BOT (UTC-4)|
Eduardo Abaroa, also Eduardo Avaroa, or Challapata is a province in the southeastern parts of the Bolivian department of Oruro. Its seat is Challapata. The province was named after Colonel Eduardo Abaroa, Bolivia's hero of the War of the Pacific.
The province borders Poopó Province in the northwest, Sud Carangas Province and Ladislao Cabrera Province in the west, and Potosí Department in the south and east. Furthermore, Sebastián Pagador Province is embedded between the two municipios of Eduardo Abaroa province.
The province extends over 90 km from north to south, and 100 km from east to west.
The province lies at Poopó Lake, one of the largest lakes of Bolivia.
One of the highest peaks of the province is Jatun Wila Qullu at 5,214 m (17,106 ft). Other mountains are listed below:
- Chullpa Chullpani
- Churi Churi
- Janq'u Apachita
- Jaqhi Qala
- Kuntur Nasa
- Kuntur Uta
- Millu Jaqhi
- Pata Pata
- Phullu Qiri
- Waylla Ch'utu
- Waylla Q'awa
- Wila Qullu (Challapata)
- Wila Qullu (Chunkara)
- Wila Qullu (K'ulta)
- Wila Quta
- Wila Salla
- Wila Wilani
- Wila Willk'i
The population increased from 23,147 inhabitants (1992 census) to 27,675 (2001 census), an increase of 19.6%. - 44.1% of the population are younger than 15 years old.
|2nd||Santuario de Quillacas Municipality||Santuario de Quillacas|
- "Santiago de Quillacas". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
- BIGM map 1:50,000 6237-II Cerro Azanaques
- Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Culta 6336-I
- Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Estancia Calacota 6336-IV
- Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Japo 6337-III