Eustaquio Méndez Province

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Eustaquio Méndez
Location in Bolivia
Bolivia Tarija Eustaquio Méndez.png
Main Data
Capital San Lorenzo
Area 4,070 km2
Population 32,038 (2001)
Density 7.9 inhabitants/km2 (2001)
ISO 3166-2 BO.TR.MD

Eustaquio Méndez is a province in the north-western parts of the Bolivian department Tarija.

Location[edit]

Eustaquio Méndez province is one of six provinces in the Tarija Department, it is located between 20° 57' and 21° 36' south and between 64° 23' and 65° 15' west.

The province borders Chuquisaca Department in the north and west, José María Avilés Province in the south, Cercado Province in the south-east, and Burnet O'Connor Province in the east.

The province extends over 90 km from north to south, and 105 km from east to west.

Population[edit]

The principal language of the province is Spanish, spoken by 99.7%, while 1.7% of the population speak Quechua, 0.2 speak Aymara, and 0.1% Guaraní.

The population increased from 29,868 inhabitants (1992 census) to 32,038 (2001 census), an increase of 7.3%. - 46.9% of the population are younger than 15 years old.

78.1% of the population have no access to electricity, 77.8% have no sanitary facilities (1992).

67.8% of the population are employed in agriculture, 0.1% in mining, 5.9% in industry, 26.2% in general services (2001).

95.1% of the population are Catholics, 3.1% are Protestants (1992).

Division[edit]

The province comprises two municipalities:

Places of interest[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°15′S 64°50′W / 20.250°S 64.833°W / -20.250; -64.833