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Department of Oruro
Santuario de la Virgen del Socavón, Carnaval de Oruro, 2007
Santuario de la Virgen del Socavón, Carnaval de Oruro, 2007
Flag of Department of Oruro
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Oruro
Coat of arms
Location within Bolivia
Location within Bolivia
Country  Bolivia
Capital Oruro
Provinces 16
Area
 • Total 53,588 km2 (20,690 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 494,178
 • Density 9.22180/km2 (23.88436/sq mi)
Time zone BOT (UTC-4)
ISO 3166-2 BO-O
Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Oruro is a department in Bolivia. The capital city is also named Oruro.

Provinces of Oruro

The department is divided into 16 provinces. These are then divided into municipalities and then cantons.

Province Map # Area (km²) Population
(2012 census)
Capital
Oruro 001.png
Carangas 10   5,472 11,041 Corque
Cercado 2   5,766 309,277 Oruro
Eduardo Avaroa 5   4,015 33,248 Challapata
Ladislao Cabrera 12   8,818 14,678 Salinas de Garci Mendoza
Litoral 13   2,894 10,409 Huachacalla
Nor Carangas 8   870 5,502 Huayllamarca
Pantaleón Dalence 3   1,210 29,497 Huanuni
Poopó 4   3,061 16,775 Poopó
Puerto de Mejillones 16   785 2,076 La Rivera
Sabaya 15   5,885 10,924 Sabaya
Sajama 14   5,790 9,390 Curahuara de Carangas
San Pedro de Totora 9   1,487 5,531 Totora
Saucarí 7   1,671 10,149 Toledo
Sebastian Pagador 6   1,972 13,153 Santiago de Huari
Sud Carangas 11   3,536 7,231 Santiago de Andamarca
Tomás Barrón 1   356 5,267 Eucaliptus

Note: Eduardo Abaroa Province (#5) is both north of and south of Sebastián Pagador Province (#6)

Places of interest

  • Sajama National Park
  • Parinacota Volcano
  • Sajama Lines
  • Poopó Lake
  • Lake Uru Uru
  • Paria, first Spanish settlement in Bolivia, former Inca city

Coordinates: 18°40′S 67°40′W / 18.667°S 67.667°W / -18.667; -67.667

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