Poopó Province

Poopó Lake with flamingos
Poopó Lake with flamingos
Location of Poopó Province in Bolivia
Location of Poopó Province in Bolivia
Coordinates: 18°43′S 66°37′W / 18°43′S 66°37′W / -18.717; -66.617
Country Bolivia
Department Oruro
Capital Poopó
 • Total 2,034 km2 (785 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,984
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Languages spoken
 •  Spanish 86%
 •  Quechua 78%
 •  Aymara 22%
Time zone BOT ( UTC-4)

Poopó is a province in the eastern parts of the Bolivian department of Oruro. Its seat is Poopó.


Poopó province is one of the sixteen provinces in the Oruro Department. It is located between 18° 15' and 18° 50' South and between 66° 19' and 66° 54' West.

The province borders Pantaléon Dalence Province in the northeast, Cercado Province in the northwest, Saucarí Province in the west, Sud Carangas Province in the southwest, Eduardo Avaroa Province in the south, and Potosí Department in the east.

The province extends over 70 km from north to south, and 70 km from east to west.

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