Nor Chichas Province

Nor Chichas is a province in the eastren pairts o the Bolivie Potosí Depairtment. Its seat is Cotagaita.

Nor Chichas
Banner o Nor Chichas
Official seal of Nor Chichas
Location o the Nor Chichas Province athin Bolivie
Location o the Nor Chichas Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 20°34′0″S 65°45′0″W / 20.56667°S 65.75000°W / -20.56667; -65.75000
KintraFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivie
DepairtmentPotosí Depairtment
 • Total8205 km2 (3,168 sq mi)
 • Total35,323
 • Density4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Area code(s)BO.PO.NC
Ferberite on matrix with gemmy quartz, Tazna Mine, Atocha-Quechisla Destrict, Nor Chichas Province.


Nor Chichas province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 20° 01' an 21° 08' Sooth an atween 65° 13' an 66° 17' Wast. It borders José María Linares Province in the north, Antonio Quijarro Province in the wast, Sud Chichas Province in the sooth, an Chuquisaca Depairtment in the east. The province extends ower 120 km frae east tae wast an 140 km frae north tae sooth.


The province comprises twa municipalities which are further subdividit intae cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Cotagaita Municipality Cotagaita
2nd Vitichi Municipality Vitichi


The main leid o the province is Quechua, spoken bi 99.5 %, while 69 % o the population speak Spaingie. The population droppit frae 38,250 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 35,323 (2001 census), a decrease o 17 %.

92 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 87 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 73 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 4.5 % in minin, 4 % in industrie, 18.5 % in general services. 79 % o the population are Catholics, 17 % Protestants. 55 % o the population are female.

The fowk are predominantly indigenous ceetizens o Quechua strynd.[1]

Ethnic group Cotagaita Municipality (%) Vitichi Municipality (%)
Quechua 89.2 90.4
Aymara 0.7 0.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.0
Nae indigenous 9.4 9.3
Ither indigenous groups 0.6 0.1


  1. (inactive)