Department of Oruro
Santuario de la Virgen del Socavón, Carnaval de Oruro, 2007
Location within Bolivia
|o Governor||Edson Oczachoque (MAS-IPSP)|
|o Total||53,588 km2 (20,690 sq mi)|
|o Density||9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (BOT)|
high · 5th
|Languages||Spanish, Quechua, Aymara|
Oruro (Spanish pronunciation: [o'?u?o]; Quechua: Uru Uru; Aymara: Ururu) is a department in Bolivia, with an area of 53,588 km2 (20,690 sq mi). Its capital is the city of Oruro. According to the 2012 census, the Oruro department had a population of 494,178.
|Province||Map #||Area (km2)||Population
|Ladislao Cabrera||12||8,818||14,678||Salinas de Garci Mendoza|
|Puerto de Mejillones||16||785||2,076||La Rivera|
|Sajama||14||5,790||9,390||Curahuara de Carangas|
|San Pedro de Totora||9||1,487||5,531||Totora|
|Sebastian Pagador||6||1,972||13,153||Santiago de Huari|
|Sud Carangas||11||3,536||7,231||Santiago de Andamarca|
Note: Eduardo Abaroa Province (#5) is both north of and south of Sebastián Pagador Province (#6).
The chief executive officer of Bolivia departments (since May 2010) is the governor; until then, the office was called the prefect, and until 2006 the prefect was appointed by the President of Bolivia. The current governor, Santos Tito of the Movement for Socialism - Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples, was elected on 4 April 2010.
The chief legislative body of the department is the Departmental Legislative Assembly, a body also first elected on 4 April 2010. It consists of 33 members: 16 elected by each of the department's provinces; 16 elected based on proportional representation; and minority indigenous representative selected by the Uru-Chipaya people.
|Native and Spanish||188,963||2,739,407|
|Spanish and foreign||153,439||4,115,751|