Aiquile Municipality

The municipality Aiquile is a district in the department of Cochabamba in the South American Andes State of Bolivia.

Location in near space

The municipality Aiquile is one of three Municipalities of the province Campero. It is bordered to the west by the province Mizque, on the southwest by the department of Potosí, to the south by the department of Chuquisaca, on the east by the municipality of Pasorapa, on the northeast by the municipality of Omereque, and to the north by the province of Carrasco.

The central location of the municipality is the town with 7,381 inhabitants Aiquile ( 2001 census ) in the northwestern part of the county.


The municipality Aiquile lies between the mountain ranges of the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Central. The climate is characterized by year-round spring-like temperatures and low rainfall. The average annual temperature of the region is about 20 ° C (see climate chart Mizque ) and an annual rainfall of 550 mm. The summer from October to March has average monthly temperatures of 22 ° C, coldest months are June and July with more than 17 ° C. From April to October, dry season with rainfall less than 20 mm, the summer has December-February rainfall 110-135 mm.


The population of the municipality Aiquile has risen in the past two decades by more than half:

The population density of the municipality at the last census in 2001 was 9.7 inhabitants / km ², the proportion of the urban population was 29.1 percent, the life expectancy of newborns was 58.7 years.

The literacy rate for those over 19 years is 64.9 percent, and 76.9 percent, although in men and 53.5 percent for women. (2001)



The municipality is divided into the following three cantons ( cantones ):

  • Canton Aiquile
  • Canton Quiroga
  • Canton Villa Granado