Burdett O'Connor Province

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Burdett O'Connor

Burdett O'Connor
Location of Burnet O'Connor in Bolivia
Location of Burnet O'Connor in Bolivia
Location of Burnet O'Connor in Tarija
Location of Burnet O'Connor in Tarija
Coordinates: 21°30′S 64°05′W / 21.500°S 64.083°W / -21.500; -64.083Coordinates: 21°30′S 64°05′W / 21.500°S 64.083°W / -21.500; -64.083
CapitalEntre Ríos
 • Total6,043 km2 (2,333 sq mi)
 • Total19,339
 • Density3.2/km2 (8.3/sq mi)

Burdett O'Connor[1] is a province in the northern part of Tarija Department in Bolivia.

The province is also known as Burdett O'Connor and is named after Francisco Burdett O'Connor, a chronicler of the South American War of Independence and the making of Tarija.[citation needed]


Burdett O'Connor province is one of six provinces in the Tarija Department, it is located between 20° 53' and 21° 58' south and between 63° 36' and 64° 26' west.

The province borders Chuquisaca Department in the north, Eustaquio Méndez Province in the north-west, Cercado Province in the west, Aniceto Arce Province in the south-west, and Gran Chaco Province in the south and east.

The province extends over 140 kilometres (87 mi) from north to south, and 100 kilometres (62 mi) from east to west.


The main language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 98.4%, while 10.3% of the population speak Guaraní, 1.8 speak Quechua, and 0.3% Aymara.

The population increased from 17,763 inhabitants (1992 census) to 19,339 (2001 census), an increase of 8.9%. - 47.5% of the population are younger than 15 years old.

89.5% of the population have no access to electricity, 84.5% have no sanitary facilities. 
51.6% of the population are employed in agriculture, 14.6% in mining, 7.0% in industry, 26.8% in general services (2001).
89.9% of the population are Catholics, 4.0% are Protestants (1992).


In contrast to the neighbouring provinces, the province comprises only one municipio which is Entre Ríos. It is identical to the Burdett O'Connor Province.

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