Quillacollo Province

Quillacollo Province
Province
A view of the calvary of the Virgin of Urqupiña with pilgrims during the festival on August 16
A view of the calvary of the Virgin of Urqupiña with pilgrims during the festival on August 16
Location of Quillacollo Province within Bolivia
Location of Quillacollo Province within Bolivia
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Coordinates: 17°20′S 66°15′W / 17°20′S 66°15′W / -17.333; -66.250
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentCochabamba Department
Municipalities5
Cantons12
CapitalQuillacollo
Government
 • MayorHugo Cesar Miguel Candia (2007)
Area
 • Total280 sq mi (720 km2)
Population (2012)
 • Total336,615
 • Density1,210/sq mi (468/km2)
 • EthnicitiesQuechua
Time zoneGMT -4

Quillacollo is a province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. It is known for its festival in August where people from all over Bolivia come and pay homage to the Virgin of Urqupiña (Virgen de Urqupiña). Quillacollo is said to be one of the fastest growing cities in Bolivia.

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the province is Tunari at 5,023 m (16,480 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1][2][3][4]