Sud Chichas Province

Sud Chichas (or: Sur Chichas) is a province in the Bolivie depairtment o Potosí. Its seat is Tupiza.

Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
On the wey tae "Cañón del Inca" near Tupiza
On the wey tae "Cañón del Inca" near Tupiza
Banner o Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
Official seal of Sud Chichas / Sur Chichas
Location o the Sud Chichas Province athin Bolivie
Location o the Sud Chichas Province athin Bolivie
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Provinces o the Potosí Depairtment
Coordinates: 21°20′S 65°50′W / 21.333°S 65.833°W / -21.333; -65.833
Kintra Bolivie
DepairtmentPotosí Depairtment
 • Total8158 km2 (3,150 sq mi)
 • Total47,873
 • Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Area code(s)BO.PO.SC



Sud Chichas province is ane o saxteen provinces in the Potosí Depairtment. It is locatit atween 20° 51' an 21° 50' Sooth an atween 65° 15' an 66° 30' Wast. It borders Nor Chichas Province in the north, Antonio Quijarro Province in the northwast, Nor Lípez Province an Sur Lípez Province in the wast, the Republic o Argentinae an Modesto Omiste Province in the sooth, Tarija Depairtment in the sooth-east, an Chuquisaca Depairtment in the east.

The province extends ower 130 km frae east tae wast an frae north tae sooh.



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

Section Municipality Seat
1st Tupiza Municipality Tupiza
2nd Atocha Municipality Atocha



The main leid o the province is Spaingie, spoken bi 96 %, whilk 59 % o the population speak Quechua. The population droppit frae 52,308 inhabitants (1992 census) tae 47,873 (2001 census), a decrease o 8.5 %.

45 % o the population hae nae access tae electricity, 74 % hae nae sanitary facilities. 34 % o the population are employed in agricultur, 11 % in minin, 6 % in industrie, 49 % in general services. 88 % o the population are Catholics, 8 % Protestants.

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

Ethnic group Tupiza Municipality (%) Atocha Municipality (%)
Quechua 57.0 70.6
Aymara 1.7 2.8
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2 0.2
Nae indigenous 38.5 26.4
Ither indigenous groups 2.5 0.1


  1. (inactive)