Sorata Municipality

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Sorata Municipality
Municipality
Sorata town as seen from Purani Churiquimbaya botanic garden
Sorata town as seen from Purani Churiquimbaya botanic garden
Sorata Municipality is located in Bolivia
Sorata Municipality
Sorata Municipality
Location of the Arani Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 15°45′0″S 68°32′0″W / 15.75000°S 68.53333°W / -15.75000; -68.53333Coordinates: 15°45′0″S 68°32′0″W / 15.75000°S 68.53333°W / -15.75000; -68.53333
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvinceLarecaja Province
SeatSorata
Area
 • Total794 sq mi (2,056 km2)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total18,932
 • Ethnicities
Aymara

Sorata Municipality is the first municipal section of the Larecaja Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Sorata. The Illampu - Janq'u Uma massif is located within the municipality, site of the 17th highest lake in the world, Laguna Glaciar.

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Real traverses the municipality. The highest peaks of the municipality are Illampu and Janq'u Uma. Other mountains are listed below:[1][2][3][4]

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the Sorata Municipality are mainly Aymara and Spanish.[5]

Language Inhabitants
Quechua 363
Aymara 16,029
Guaraní 7
Another native 8
Spanish 11,223
Foreign 70
Only native 6,680
Native and Spanish 9,540
Only Spanish 1,690

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:250,000 Caranavi SD-19-15
  2. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Comunidad Amaguaya 5946-III
  3. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Sorata 5846-I
  4. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Warizata 5846-II
  5. ^ obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (2001) (inactive website)

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