Puerto De Mejillones Province
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Puerto De Mejillones Province
Puerto de Mejillones
View of Todos Santos
View of Todos Santos
Location of Puerto de Mejillones Province within Bolivia
Location of Puerto de Mejillones Province within Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°05?S 68°18?W / 19.083°S 68.300°W / -19.083; -68.300Coordinates: 19°05?S 68°18?W / 19.083°S 68.300°W / -19.083; -68.300
CapitalLa Rivera
 o Total759 km2 (293 sq mi)
 o Total1,130
 o Density1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
 o Ethnicities
Aymara Quechua
Languages spoken
 o Spanish97.0%
 o Aymara66.6%
 o Quechua8.6%
Time zoneUTC-4 (BOT)

Puerto de Mejillones is a province in the western parts of the Bolivian department of Oruro. It is one of the sixteen provinces in the Oruro Department. Its seat is La Rivera.


The province is located between 18° 53' and 19° 16' South and between 68° 10' and 68° 26' West. It is surrounded by Sabaya Province in the north, west and east, and it borders the Republic of Chile in the southwest. The province extends over 45 km from north to south, and 35 km from east to west.


Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1][2]


The province comprises three municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st La Rivera Municipality La Rivera
2nd Todos Santos Municipality Todos Santos
3rd Carangas Municipality Carangas


Main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 97.0%, while 66.6% of the population speak Aymara and 8.6% Quechua (1992).

The population increased from 751 inhabitants (1992 census) to 1,130 (2001 census), an increase of 50%.

42.6% of the population are younger than 15 years old (1992).

74% of the population have no access to electricity, 73% have no sanitary facilities (1992).

83.8% of the population are employed in agriculture, 1.0% in industry, 15.2% in general services (2001).

74% of the population are Catholics, 18% are Protestants (1992).


  1. ^ BIGM maps 1:50,000 Carangas 5837-II and Cerro Capitan Hoja 5837-III
  2. ^ "Carangas". Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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